Each of the military services significantly ramped up their use of direct hiring in 2019. The Air Force Sustainment Center, for instance, is using the authority to fill more than 70 percent of all job openings.
Chief human capital officers at two of the largest federal agencies had a clear message for Congress: Don’t give us any more hiring authorities.
Eddie Hartwig, the deputy administrator of the U.S. Digital Service (USDS), said the goal is to train 250 contracting officers under the Digital IT Acquisition Professional Program (DITAP).
In today’s Federal Newscast, a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers introduced two new bills to ensure federal employees don’t lose insurance benefits during future government shutdowns.
After years of discussion and collaboration with other agencies, the Office of Personnel Management defined what makes a federal job a “cybersecurity” one.
The Office of Personnel Management is giving agency heads the flexibility to decide whether they need direct-hire authority to fill certain IT positions and grant that authority on their own.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management is changing regulations on direct hire authorities.
The Office of Personnel Management said it will soon sign off two separate direct-hire authorities and will begin initial steps to develop a special occupational pay and classification system.
The prospect of a higher cap on Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments (VSIPs), again, failed to make it through in the annual defense authorization bill.
Special hiring authorities for personnel working in government-owned depots are set to expire in September.