OPM Proposes Legislation to Clarify Probationary Periods, Expand Hiring Eligibility

Government Executive: The Office of Personnel Management this spring sent congressional leaders proposed legislation that would clarify the agency’s ability to authorize probationary periods longer than one year and ensure some temporary workers are eligible for permanent federal jobs.

In April, Acting OPM Director Margaret Weichert sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence, in his capacity as president of the Senate, requesting the legislation. It is unclear when the proposal was published on OPM’s website, but Federal News Network first reported its existence last week.

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