“Hiring new federal employees is an arduous, drawn-out process designed to be risk-averse. But in critical areas like IT modernization, the need to onboard qualified talent in a timely manner has moved the administration to issue new direct hiring authorities to agency technology leaders.”
“Wednesday, the administration will officially release the final rule delegating the determination of whether there is a critical shortage and the issuance of the direct hiring authority to agency chief information officers.”
“The intended effect of this change is to enable chief information officers to hire urgently needed IT professionals more quickly,” the rule states.” Read the full article here.
Source: OPM Is Giving CIOs More Direct Hiring Authority But Plans To Keep A Watchful Eye – By Aaron Boyd, April 2, 2019. Nextgov.