In earliest days of the coronavirus pandemic, the Veterans Health Administration took apart its hiring process and found a way to waive or delay steps to onboard new employees within three days. With any luck, hiring at VHA will never be the same, the agency said.
Agencies such as the Department of Veterans Affairs are calling on federal retirees to return to government and help with their coronavirus responses as reemployed annuitants. Thinking of joining them? Here’s what you need to know.
The Office of Personnel Management said agencies can virtually offer the oath of office and remotely collect onboarding documents from new employees during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Office of Personnel Management gave the Department of Veterans Affairs an authority needed to quickly rehire former medical professionals for VA’s coronavirus response efforts. These reemployed annuitants can work full time and receive a full salary and their retirement checks.
Twelve weeks of paid parental leave is the main attraction in the House-passed defense authorization bill, but it has a lot more for civilian federal employees.
The Agriculture Department said short-term contractors, employees on detail from other agencies and reemployed annuitants are all part of its strategy to fill workforce gaps at the two research bureaus impacted by the USDA relocation.