The Washington Post

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

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 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.

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.