OPM announces new direct hire authorities for technology

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This afternoon, the Office of Personnel Management announced new hiring authorities that agencies can use to build their growing technology workforce. The new authorities came after OPM talked with human capital officers across the government, who said that technical jobs were the hardest to fill by current means. The DHAs fall into two categories, STEM and IT. While the special IT authority covers positions that work to monitor and modernize federal technology, the STEM authorities cover a wide range of fields. Authorities include Engineering, the Economy, Statistics, and the Biological and Physical Sciences.

For more info, watch OPM deputy director Michael Rigas outline the new hiring authorities and other workforce news on Government Matters, tonight at 8 and 11 on WJLA 24/7 News