The Federal Eye: hiring


Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Federal downsizing can degrade services, workers coalition says

Shrinking the federal workforce does not necessarily save money but it can degrade government services to the public, a report says.

By Eric Yoder  |  03:30 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  attrition, federal employees, government reinvention, hiring freeze, sequestration

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 03/14/2013

Senate rejects federal hiring freeze proposal

The Senate on Thursday rejected a proposal to bar the government from filling vacant positions not deemed essential.

By Eric Yoder  |  03:40 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, federal jobs, furloughs, hiring freeze, sequester, sequestration

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Ryan budget seeks higher retirement contributions by federal employees

The federal workforce would be reduced by attrition and employees would pay more toward their retirement benefits under the budget plan unveiled Tuesday by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis).

By Eric Yoder  |  12:04 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, hiring freeze, retirement contributions, ryan budget

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 03/07/2013

Coburn questions continued hiring with furloughs pending

A key senator is questioning why federal agencies are continuing to hire when existing employees are facing unpaid furloughs.

By Eric Yoder  |  10:45 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, furloughs, hiring, sequester, sequestration

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Army clarifies exceptions to hiring freeze

Job changes by current employees and hiring under placement programs still are allowed in some circumstances.

By Eric Yoder  |  11:30 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Army, federal employees, hiring freeze, sequester, sequestration

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 03/04/2013

Navy orders savings affecting employees, ships and more

The Navy has announced cutbacks that will affect its civilian employees and the deployment of ships, among other responses to sequestration.

By Eric Yoder  |  04:27 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  furlough, hiring freeze, Navy, sequester, sequestration

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 02/21/2013

OPM simplifies special hiring authority for disabled applicants

Persons with certain disabilities no longer will have to meet one of the current requirements under a special authority for hiring them into federal jobs.

By Eric Yoder  |  11:02 AM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  disabilities, federal employees, federal hiring, federal jobs, schedule a, targeted disabilties

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 01/31/2013

Army hiring freeze has few soft spots

The Army's general freeze on civilian hiring leaves no exceptions even for wounded veterans.

By Eric Yoder  |  12:40 PM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Army, federal employees, hiring freeze

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Agencies told to keep doors open to interns

FEDERAL EYE | Officials say a new government program should not prevent use of third-party providors.

By Eric Yoder  |  02:19 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  career development, federal hiring, federal jobs, intern

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Agencies told to keep doors open to interns

Federal agencies have been told that they can continue to use interns referred from third parties such as intern placement agencies after a recent overhaul of government intern-type programs.

By Eric Yoder  |  02:19 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  career development, federal hiring, federal jobs, intern