Hiring

Higher Pay and Parental Leave Could Help VA Address Vacancies, Official Says

Administration officials at multiple agencies acknowledge shortfalls in medical staffing.

Weichert: Agencies Should Include Experts in Hiring Process

Guidance from the Office of Personnel Management encourages a renewed focus on competencies, rather than “minimum qualifications.”

Staff Shortages and Family Separations Created Long-Term Consequences for Migrant Children, IG Says

"Suicidal ideation" and "inconsolable crying" are among the fallout from Trump's immigration policies, watchdog finds.

USDA Taps Retired Former Employees to Cope With Mass Exodus at Science Agencies

With the majority of employees at the Economic Research Service and National Institute for Food and Agriculture slated to leave rather than relocate to Kansas City, the department is offering jobs to retired employees—in Washington, D.C.

Agencies With Acting Leaders Can Now Fill Top Career Ranks, OPM Says

Some worry the administration is normalizing its proclivity for circumventing the confirmation process.

Agencies Need More Flexibility to Fill Vacancies

The crisis at the Bureau of Prisons, highlighted by the suicide of Jeffery Epstein, is only the latest example confirming the civil service system needs to be reformed.

Passport Processing at State Slows as Staffing Levels Fall

Beleaguered workers with fewer resources are struggling to keep pace with a record number of passport applications.

State's Hiring Freeze Crushed Morale and Impaired Key Trump Priorities, IG Says

The department is still reeling from the hiring pause and civil service staffing is still falling.

Social Security Administrator Institutes Partial Hiring Freeze

Unions say they have not been briefed on the measure, which applies to all headquarters components and regional offices.

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Lawmakers Accuse Trump Administration of Circumventing Congress on Weather Service Staffing

Employees say they are working more overtime on account of vacancies than they are allowed to get paid for.

Federal HR Officials: Get Rid of Most Hiring Authorities

Officials at the Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs departments said having too many avenues for hiring a federal employee causes paralysis at agencies.

Homeland Security Has a Problem Hiring and Keeping Women

The department is failing to address known barriers to a number of ethnic and racial groups, a watchdog report finds.

Census Eclipses 500K Applicants, Still Needs 2.3M More

The bureau is working to overcome fears instilled by the Trump administration's court fight to include a citizenship question, official says.

Investigations Into Mistreatment of State Department Workforce are in ‘Final Stages,’ IG Says

The watchdog plans to unveil results of inquiries into political retaliation and the hiring freeze in coming weeks.

Presidential Hopeful Vows to Double the Number of Career Diplomats at State

Democratic candidate would create new recruiting pipelines and pay structures to boost workforce.

OPM Announces New ‘Data Scientist’ Job Title

Officials hope that an "unofficial" data science marker for federal jobs could help both with recruitment of new federal workers as well as improve evidence-based policymaking and data management efforts.

Dozens of Democrats Say Trump Administration is Under Hiring and Over Firing Disabled Feds

Lawmakers want data to further investigate the hiring and firing of workers with targeted disabilities.