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- Republican Senators Have a Plan to Fix the ‘Dysfunctional’ Federal Hiring Process - April 15, 2022
Lawmakers aim to allow agencies to bring new employees on more quickly.
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
Two Republican senators are looking to revamp federal hiring, proposing new legislation to ease restrictions on the onboarding process and removing many of the barriers agencies typically face when recruiting new staff.
Following recommendations from the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service, the Inspired to Service Hiring Improvements Act (S. 4027) would dramatically increase the tenure of temporary and term workers and make it easier for agencies to receive direct hire authority. The government has struggled for years to reduce its time-to-hire despite a myriad of efforts at reform, and the lawmakers said agencies are missing out on top candidates.
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