• Friday morning federal headlines – Oct. 28

    The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

  • Users frustrated with the new, overwhelmed USAJobs 3.0

    Federal jobseekers are complaining that the new version of the website is slow and clunky. The Office of Personnel Management had promised that it would be more streamlined and easier to use than the previous version. It is asking agencies that use the site to recruit to extend their application deadlines while it works out the kinks.

  • USAJobs 3.0 launches amid hopes of greater integration

    The Office of Personnel Management launched today the latest version of the government’s jobs site,, one day ahead of schedule. The agency says the new site will connect to both agency and contractor websites.

  • OPM to enlist recruitment ambassadors

    The Office of Personnel Management launches a new portal to help managers improve how they bring new employees into the government. is available for all feds to share best practices, find tools and solve challenges as Federal Service Ambassadors.

  • OFPP, OPM join forces to recruit acquisition workers

    A new memo from Dan Gordon, OFPP administrator, details hiring flexibilities and new tools for agencies.

  • Average time to hire a new fed cut by 70 days

    OPM said its goal is to get the average hire in their agency in 80 days. One way the agency will continue to bring down the average time is through a new set of applicant assessment tools. The first will launch in January for accountants and financial analysts.

  • House lawmakers uneasy about hiring reforms

    Senate passes a bill that calls for many of the same changes the administration is asking for. House committee wants more answers about how the reforms would affect the hiring of veterans. OPM promises more answers in 90 days.

  • Get started on a federal career

    By Jane Norris FederalNewsRadio The Washington D.C. area has an economic engine: it’s called the federal government. And Uncle Sam is looking to hire tens of thousands of people. So how do you go about…

  • Renewed interest in the public sector

    By Amy Morris Executive Editor FederalNewsRadio Working for the government is apparently more appealing than ever. Word today that more undergrads and MBA graduates are turning to the federal government for jobs. Q: Why the…