Category Archives: hiring

Federal hiring policy changes are on the horizon

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The Office of Personnel Management released a revised draft of the General Schedule Operating Manual Nov. 16 to address the incorporation of assessments in the federal hiring process. “Agencies must finalize the assessment methods and prompts before posting the announcement. In the ‘how will I be evaluated section’ of the announcement, the job posting must […]

Will the VA’s hiring gains be maintained post-pandemic?

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Pay and hiring flexibilities established as the Department of Veterans Affairs grappled with providing treatment during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic caused the agency to far exceed hiring goals set for 2020. The VA has long struggled with staffing shortages, with vacancies at the agency reaching nearly 50,000 by the end of 2019. Agency […]

VA hiring jumps amid coronavirus crisis, but department opposes hazard pay for front-line staff

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Veterans Affairs officials say they are hiring new staffers at a blistering pace as they continue to respond to the ongoing coronavirus threat, but department critics say their opposition to hazard pay for those workers undercuts the positive news. Earlier this week, VA officials announced that they hired 9,338 new medical staffers — including 2,147 […]

VA hiring jumps amid coronavirus crisis, but department opposes hazard pay for front-line staff

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Veterans Affairs officials say they are hiring new staffers at a blistering pace as they continue to respond to the ongoing coronavirus threat, but department critics say their opposition to hazard pay for those workers undercuts the positive news. Earlier this week, VA officials announced that they hired 9,338 new medical staffers — including 2,147 […]