My suggestion is to create an Entry on Duty system that is linked to USAJOBs.gov and our personnel system. So that an applicant does not have to fill out multiple forms with the same information over and over again. This would dramatically reduce cost and increase the efficiency of our onboarding process. We could call it FREDS: Federal Registration and Entry on Duty System.
The government is top heavy to too many people in the upper grade levels (and larger salaries) and too few people at the lower grades to actually accomplish the meat of work. REDUCE the number of upper level positions available and hire more people at lower grades. This will save money, provide additional jobs and give new workers room to advance.