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Federal Managers Association

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  • Tuesday, March 01, 2016
  • COMPETITIVE SERVICE ACT APPROVED BY HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES - March 1, 2016
  • By Eric Katz, Government Executive

    The House of Representatives passed the Competitive Service Act (S. 1580) on Monday, February 29. FMA endorsed the bipartisan legislation, sponsored by Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Rob Portman (R-OH), which allows agencies to share their best-qualified lists.  Patricia Niehaus, president of the Federal Managers Association, has said the measure would improve federal recruiting efforts. “One of the main deterrents into a federal career is the cumbersome hiring process,” Niehaus said. “By providing agencies with access to highly qualified candidates who already went through a rigorous assessment, the Competitive Service Act allows for greater efficiency in the hiring process.” 

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