Report: Your government is getting more male; percentage of women hired is falling

Emphasis on male-dominated occupations and hiring of veterans making federal workforce less female, study finds.

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.

Defense told to delay contracts, prepare for furloughs amid budget uncertainty

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday that he has told managers to freeze civilian hiring, cancel and delay some contracts, curtail training and some maintenance and prepare for unpaid furloughs because of uncertainty over the federal budget.

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.