When Improving Isn't Really "Improving"

I got a chuckle from this article regarding how the Office of Personnel Management is aiming to cut recruiting time (interview to hire) for federal jobs in half. This means cutting a 5-month process to about 2 1/2 months. When I worked at the University of Texas at El Paso, I helped many students find federal jobs and the process back then took about 9-12 months (depending on the agency). I just don’t see how anyone, especially today, will or be open to waiting even 2 months to just start a job.