The Office of Personnel Management will revise its hiring policy for entry-level workers and student interns. The initiative aims to provide flexibility in hiring qualified talent.
- Don Kettl, Sid Richardson Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, said it will go a long way towards improving government hiring efforts and will help recruit younger workers.
- Kettl said the new hiring authority creates opportunities for agencies to offer paid internships and provides ways for them to bring interns into permanent employment.
- Challenges the government has faced include long hiring times, complex application processes and declining numbers of available paid internships, said Kettl.