Missouri Receives 2020 Government Experience Award for MoCareers Program

The state of Missouri is one of only ten states to receive a 2020 Government Experience Award for its centralized applicant tracking system, MoCareers. The Center for Digital Government (CDG) announced award winners in a virtual ceremony Thursday. Winners were celebrated for improving efficiency and the overall experience in government. This year’s winners were identified as some of the “best practices in federal, state, and local government. The state partnered with Kiosite, LLC to completely redesign MoCareers to what it is today. Kiosite is a St. Louis, Missouri-based business specializing in talent management to include assessment and selection of new employees. MoCareers replaced over 50 different hiring processes previously being utilized across the state, which were complex and inconsistent. Many were still paper-based, and job seekers had to apply different ways through different systems.  MoCareers provides a unified website in which job seekers can apply to jobs across state agencies on a single platform. This allows for consistent messaging and a standard approach to recruitment and hiring in state government. MoCareers also highlights each agencies’ individuality while offering a consistent viewing and application experience all in one place.The MoCareers team was a cross-departmental effort led by Dawn Sweazea, Director of Talent Acquisition, and Casey Osterkamp, Director of the Division of Personnel for the Office of Administration. The program is currently overseen by Senior Talent Acquisition Coordinator Jessie Pace. Work on the project began in September 2019, and MoCareers officially launched in January 2020. Fulfilling its promise to make MoCareers as powerful as possible, the team continues to enhance the website. An expansion is planned for November 2020, including additional technologies to further support internal users and new team members with onboarding. This award marks yet another accolade for the MoCareers team. Last week, the program was recognized as State IT Innovation of the Year at the StateScoop 50 Awards.


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