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employees to a brief history of the Marine Corps, what functions the agency performs, and talks a lot about the Marine Corps culture. This allows employees to better understand and adapt to their new working environment.
LAW AND ETHICS OF HIRING A DIVERSE WORKFORCE15Annual TrainingBoth military and civilian employees must complete annual training each year. This training consists of awareness training, human trafficking training, information assurance training, personally identifiable information training (PII), and security training based on the position. This training ensures employees are protecting themselves for identity theft and any other types of positions that would cause them to be put into a position to be bribed to release governmental information. Leadership TrainingA new type of training being implemented within the Marine Corps is civilian leadership training. In the past employees were expected to gain leadership traits through observation of their supervisors or through additional education. However, the goal is now to grow leaders from within the agency purposefully and with calculated initiatives.Recruiting and Training RecommendationsMore Civilian Job TrainingUpon beginning employment with the United States Marine Corps civilian employees receive some initial training, however, once completed civilian employees receive minimal additional job training. Civilian employees do receive annual training each year, but this training teaches on antiterrorism awareness, prevention of personally identifiable information release, and other training the keeps the employee from releasing governmentally damaging information. This training does little to improve the employee’s job specific skill level. Annual job training ensures employees are gaining skills they can use to better perform their jobs. Cut out Back Door Hiring Practices
LAW AND ETHICS OF HIRING A DIVERSE WORKFORCE16While the Navy Human Resources Hiring Process has improved there are still back door methods that can be used to hiring unqualified workers to certain positions. The hiring process should be more transparent and it should be simplified. If there is one visible hiring process then it is much more likely that hiring processes with be ethical. While on the other hand if the hiring process is not transparent, then you leave the door open for unethical practices.Laws Affecting the AgencyAcfalle v. United StatesIn this case Navy Civilian employees at Guam filed a lawsuit against the United States. These employees worked, per their employee ratings, as stevedores more than 50 percent of the time and as laborers the rest of the time. They were subsequently paid as stevedores when they worked in that capacity and laborers when they worked in that capacity. These workers petitioned the courts to be paid as stevedores the entire time. The court, in the end, affirmed the prior court’s ruling that these employees must appeal the decision with the agency before taking outside action. This case strengthened and affirmed the Navy Hiring and rating process