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NIST Expands Hiring Authority for IT Leads, Engineers, Scientists

The National Institute of Standards and Technology released new direct hiring authorities to allow federal hiring managers to skip some steps in the process to employ new information technology managers, general engineers and general physical scientists. “The expanded direct-hire authority will allow NIST to simplify and expedite hiring for managers in mission critical occupations,” according to a notice issued Thursday.

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OPM Implements Direct Hire Authority to Fill Critical IT Positions

The Office of Personnel Management released a final rule implementing direct-hire authority for mission-critical information technology positions. OPM said in the document published Wednesday that the authority will allow agency leaders to bypass select steps in hiring new personnel to address the shortage of applicants in critical IT roles. 

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OPM Mulls Direct Hire Authority for STEM, Cyber Posts

The Office of Personnel Management is considering the issuance of direct hire authority in efforts to fill government positions related to science, technology, engineering, math and cybersecurity. OPM said in a memo published Wednesday it will distribute a survey to chief human capital officers in the coming weeks as part of …

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OPM Gives Agencies Technical Staff Hiring Authority for IT Modernization Programs

The Office of Personnel Management has issued a memorandum to authorize agencies to use “excepted service appointments” as stated in the 5 Code of Federal Regulations 213.3102 to meet technical personnel requirements in support of information technology modernization efforts. Kathleen McGettigan, acting OPM director, wrote in a memo released Friday agencies can use the authority …

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OMB Seeks IT Specialist to Work on Cybersecurity Programs

The Office of Management and Budget has announced a vacancy for a full-time position as information technology specialist, which will be filled under the Office of Personnel Management‘s direct hire authority. A notice posted Thursday on USAJobs indicated that the IT specialist will serve a term of two to four years and directly …

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