The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) says it “will transform” USAJOBS, the federal government’s employment jobs website, with a series of improvements.

OPM said the new features are designed to make the website less “confusing, difficult and frustrating for applicants.” Applicants found the previous experience so difficult, according to the personnel office, that it drove “some to abandon their applications.”

“Throughout the rest of the year, new features will be added to increase the usability of the USAJOBS website by enhancing the job application process for those interested in careers in the Federal Government,”  acting-OPM Director Beth Cobert said in a statement.  “By streamlining the USAJOBS process, we will also improve our ability to attract the best and brightest to apply for jobs in the Federal workforce.”

The OPM announcement said the new features will allow job seekers to:

  • Track progress of their applications
  • Check on required documents without leaving the application process
  • Save progress on a pending application
  • Faciltate working with resumes
  • Review final applications before final submission.

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