CONGRESS PUSHES ADMINISTRATION TO OVERHAUL FEDERAL HIRING PROCESS - July 17, 2017
Lawmakers Task Trump Administration With Overhauling Federal Hiring
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
Lawmakers want to hear the Trump administration’s ideas for overhauling the federal hiring process, and are allowing just more than a year to come up with a plan.
House appropriators in their report on the fiscal 2018 financial services and general government spending bill tasked the Office of Personnel Management with developing a plan to “reduce barriers to federal employment, [and] reduce delays in the hiring process." Lawmakers also would like OPM to specify how it intends to "improve the overall federal recruitment and hiring process." If the language remains in the report on the final bill, OPM would be required to submit its plan to Congress by Sept. 30, 2018.