Lisa Gordon-Hagerty: Hiring Efforts, Security Clearance Reforms Key to Addressing NNSA’s Staffing Issues

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Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration, said at the agency’s recent job fair outside Washington, D.C. that new hiring efforts may help NNSA address staff shortages, Federal Times reported Wednesday.

Gordon-Hagerty noted that NNSA is looking to hire more than 100 people to help the agency fill positions that will soon be vacant within five years after 40 percent of its workforce reach retirement age. She noted that NNSA’s efforts to help transition the Office of Personnel Management’s security backlog processing responsibilities to the Department of Defense may simplify hiring procedures.

“We are actually putting OPM investigators at our labs, plants and sites, and at our headquarters so we can expedite those processes,” said Gordon-Hagerty.

NNSA offers fellowship programs for recent college graduates and is aiming to hire more than 2,000 personnel by the end of 2019.

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