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Hiring Reforms Introduced to Increase DOD’s Civilian Workforce

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In an effort to grow the department’s civilian workforce, Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill to treat non-permanent employees as career workers when applying for internal, merit-based promotions at the Department of Defense.

Lawmakers Push for Increased Cyber Hiring and Training

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Three Democratic Congress members sent a letter this week suggesting the government borrow private-sector practices to improve federal hiring and training in order to bolster the cybersecurity workforce.

Lawmakers Urge Administration to ‘Ban the Box’

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Last week, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and 50 other House members issued a letter to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regarding “fair chance hiring” in government and to continue to ease hiring for formerly-incarcerated individuals.

 

More Lawmakers Request Hiring Freeze Exemptions

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Following reports that several military bases have had to shut down childcare programs due to the hiring freeze, two Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (OGR) sent a letter requesting an exemption from the freeze.

Senate Democrats Draw the Line on Funding

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Members of the Democratic leadership in the Senate are urging Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to carefully consider what will be included in the essential government funding bill that must pass next month, warning that they would shut down the government if any “poison pills” – such as funding for the proposed border wall – are included.

White House Accelerates Cyber Hiring Spree

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The federal government announced plans today to hire 3,500 cybersecurity and IT professionals by January 2017, building on the 3,000 it’s already hired in the first six months of fiscal 2016.

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