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VA Adds Veteran Health, Benefits Agencies as Exemptions in Federal Hiring Freeze

The Department of Veterans Affairs has unveiled additional exemptions to the moratorium on federal hiring efforts following a previous move to lift restrictions for some professional fields in January. VA said Wednesday its latest guideline exempts medical and nonmedical positions, the Veterans Health Administration’s medical facilities and the Veterans Benefits Administration’s regional and field offices …

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NSA to Launch Hiring Website for Intelligence Agencies; Kathy Hutson Comments

The National Security Agency plans to launch a Web portal that will support talent recruiting efforts for the intelligence community in a similar matter to USAJobs.gov, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Kathy Hutson, human resources director at NSA, told the station the website works to support the overall employee hiring and retention effort. According to Hutson, …

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Obama Orders Agencies to Speed Up Infrastrucuture Hiring

President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum Wednesday directing departments and agencies to identify high impact, job-creating infrastructure projects and expedite them through the permit process in order to speed job creation. The departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Housing and Urban Development, Interior and Transportation will each select up to three high …

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OPM Eliminates Time Limit for Military Spouses Applying for Fed Jobs

The two-year eligibility limitation for noncompetitive hiring of spouses of certain deceased or disabled veterans has been eliminated, the Office of Personnel Management announced Wednesday. The military spouse hiring authority, effective Sept. 11, 2009, allowed certain spouses not already federal employees to apply to agency job opportunity announcements without having …

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Air Force Starts Hiring Freeze

The Air Force started a 90-day hiring freeze for its civilian workforce effective Aug. 9, Air Force officials announced Friday. Air Force officials also announced plans to reduce both the temporary and term civilian workforces. The reductions will be accomplished through voluntary buyouts and voluntary retirements. “We will do our …

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OPM Preps New Intern Programs

The Office of Personnel Management announced Friday it plans to revamp the way the federal government brings students and recent graduates into the federal workforce. Federal Times reports OPM proposed regulations for its new Pathways Programs, designed to replace the now-defunct Federal Career Intern Program and other intern programs. Pathways …

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Buyouts & Hiring Freezes at Federal Agencies, Survey Finds

In light of budget shortfalls, some federal agencies have asked for permission to seek buyouts or have implemented hiring freezes, a Federal News Radio survey found. The Air Force and Social Security Administration both said they have implemented hiring freezes. The Education, Defense Department, Agriculture Department and the Smithsonian have …

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