US Department of Health and Human Services

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    Human Resource Specialist - Case Manager

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    Current Employee - Human Rsource Specialist  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Human Rsource Specialist in Portland, OR

    I have been working at US Department of Health and Human Services full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and lots of training to learn job. Some good managers and some bad. Lots of coworker support. Great success of people getting off assistance.

    Cons

    Pay is not that good compared to private sector. Daily times of clients screaming at you and cursing you out. Too much paperwork and some managers are not supportive to work load, they keep putting it on, even thought you can't keep up. no over time and no kudos for people who do well. Takes forever to get rid of people who don't work and they cant force you to retire even if you can't do that job.

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    Check on workers progress if they are over 65 and not doing the job, get them out. Nothing personal but working there for over 40 years is crazy, retire and let new people in. Also find ways to protect good programs and prosecute the ones who take advantage

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US Department of Health and Human Services Interviews

Updated Aug 13, 2014
Updated Aug 13, 2014

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    Anonymous Employee  in  Carson City, NV
    Anonymous Employee in Carson City, NV
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at US Department of Health and Human Services in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Had to apply online through the State website. Had to take an exam to qualify which I was contacted to take about two weeks after submitting my application. Two weeks later after passing the exam and becoming eligible I was contacted for an interview. Interview was fairly easy. Asked a series of 5 questions. Two of the questions were behavioral questions. For example, "If you and another employee weren't getting along, how would you resolve the issue?"

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US Department of Health and Human Services Awards & Accolades

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America's Top Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities -- Top 25 Government Agencies, DiversityBusiness.com, 2012
Best Employers for Latinos to Work For in the East, Latinos For Hire, 2012
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Website www.hhs.gov
Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1980
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Unknown

Swine flu prep to disaster response, Health and Human Services (HHS) takes care of people and their health. The agency's 300-plus programs cover everything from immunizations and food safety to Medicare and emergency preparedness. It also provides services for low-income families, Head Start (pre-school), domestic violence and child abuse prevention, and substance abuse treatment and prevention. HHS uses about a quarter of all federal funds; its 2011 budget is $911 billion. Its agencies include National Institutes of Health, Food and Drug Administration, and Centers for... More

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