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EPA targeting higher recruitment numbers for 2024

EPA has launched a hiring campaign with the end goal of onboarding 1,000 new full-time employees and 350 interns by the end of the year.

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Heading into 2024, OPM ‘fundamentally rethinking’ federal hiring

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Telework changes, hiring reforms of 2023 charting a course into the new year

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(AP Photo/Mike Groll)FILE - This April 22, 2014, file photo shows an employment application form on a table at a job fair in Hudson, N.Y. Middle-age white Americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age U.S. adults, a trend driven by their dwindling economic opportunities, research by two Princeton University economists has found. The economists, Anne Case and Angus Deaton, argue in a paper released Thursday, March 23, 2017, that the loss of steady middle-income jobs for those with high school degrees or less has triggered broad problems for this group. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

Biden administration tops infrastructure hiring targets, eyes broader hiring reforms

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A firefighters works to stop a wildfire in Gouveia, in the Serra da Estrela mountain range, in Portugal on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. Authorities in Portugal said Thursday they had brought under control a wildfire that for almost two weeks raced through pine forests in the Serra da Estrela national park, but later in the day a new fire started and threatened Gouveia. (AP Photo/Joao Henriques)

Despite massive bipartisanship, a pay raise for federal wildland firefighters is still at risk

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Rep. Andy Kim (D-N.J.) speaks to reporters in front of the Capitol building about workforce challenges for federal wildland firefighters. Photo by Drew Friedman, Federal News Network.

15 weeks until federal firefighters face ‘pay cliff,’ warn Forest Service, Interior officials

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Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.), accompanied by federal wildland firefighters and union leaders, speaks to reporters in front of the Capitol building.

With time running out on a temporary pay raise, federal firefighters press Congress for a permanent one

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New rules coming for contractors working on federal infrastructure projects

Companies leaders who want a piece of projects funded by last year’s infrastructure bill, should pay attention.

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(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, a sign on a door of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington. Long-running research projects credited with pivotal discoveries about the harm that pesticides, air pollution and other hazards pose to children are in jeopardy or shutting down because the Environmental Protection Agency will not commit to their continued funding, researchers say.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

With low staffing and high workloads, EPA’s large budget proposal is a ‘catch-up game,’ administrator says

Among efforts to tackle climate change, protect public health and improve infrastructure, a top priority of the EPA budget request is rebuilding its workforce.

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Where agencies should prioritize their cyber funding

As cyber threats have continued to increase in frequency and sophistication in recent years, the government signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which is designed to assist all levels of government in preventing, protecting and responding to cyber-attacks.

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