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Last year, land agencies were ordered to boost the federal firefighting workforce by 50 percent in just eight months. They achieved their goal, but not without suffering some unintended consequences.
Agencies can offer recruitment and relocation bonuses and retention allowances to wage-grade employees under a new rule published by the Office of Personnel Management in the Federal Register Friday.
The General Accounting Office has reversed an Air Force decision and ordered that more than 800 military and civilian base operation jobs at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., be outsourced to contractors because they can perform the work at a lower price.