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- 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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