New system will modernize the commonwealth's personnel processes
The Kentucky Personnel Cabinet, as part of its efforts to modernize the personnel processes of the commonwealth, previewed the new
state-of-the-art Career Opportunities System to the Kentucky Personnel Board on April 13, 2007. When implemented, Career Opportunities will streamline the application process for both current and potential employees.
“The new Career Opportunities System will enable applicants to access the personnel system any time, 24 hours a day, from anywhere via an internet connection."
- Tina Goodman
Personnel Board Member
“Career Opportunities is part of the Personnel Cabinet’s ongoing effort to improve support for the employees and agencies of state government," said Personnel Cabinet Secretary Brian J. Crall. “I commend the staff of the Personnel Cabinet for their hard work and dedication toward these efforts."
“The new Career Opportunities System will enable applicants to access the personnel system any time, 24 hours a day, from anywhere via an Internet connection," said Personnel Board member Tina Goodman. “As a board member, I believe this system is a move in the right direction to better serve current employees and give greater access to state employment to all Kentucky citizens."
The system, which is expected to roll out in the fall of 2007, will utilize innovative Web-based technology and will provide much improved services for applicants, the hiring agency and the Personnel Cabinet. Applicants will be able to apply for state employment through an Internet application available 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
Additional advantages for an applicant include the ability to view and update personal information, work history and other information. Currently a simple address change requires some form of communication with the Personnel Cabinet, by either phone, e-mail, fax or an updated application. Applicants will also be able to electronically search for job vacancies and request e-mail notifications of vacancies in which they may be interested.
The Personnel Cabinet is working with other state agencies to explore opportunities to increase access for applicants at local or regional facilities for testing and/or Internet access.
For more information, contact Carla Hawkins, commissioner of the Personnel Cabinet's Department for Personnel Administration, at 502-564-2428.