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Commission describes dire need for federal recruitment and hiring changes, but will Congress act?

Out of 164 recommendations the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service made recently to Congress, federal recruitment, hiring and…

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Congressional commission calls for sweeping changes to military, public service programs

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Agencies may have too many special hiring authorities, OPM admits

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OPM’s Pon pushing for major civil service changes, from retirement to veterans preference

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Agencies hired fewer new veterans to gov’t jobs in 2016, as federal hiring overall goes up

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What’s wrong with veterans preference? It depends who you ask

Veterans and agency hiring managers have mixed thoughts on the success of the veterans preference program. But there is some consensus that current regulations…

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Veterans flock to federal jobs but don’t stay long

The share of jobs going to veterans has increased steadily each year since President Barack Obama issued an executive order in 2009 to focus efforts on…

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MSPB: Holding fair, open job competitions isn’t easy in government

In a new report, the Merit Systems Protection Board says federal hiring managers are having trouble balancing rules meant to help veterans and other select groups benefit veterans and other select or other groups for hiring managers who are supposed to hold fair and open competitions for jobs.

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