Summary: H.R.356 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/19/2021)

Federal Hiring Improvement Reform and Enforcement Act or the Federal HIRE Act

This bill provides direct-hire authority to federal agencies for purposes of filling positions in the competitive service for which there is a severe shortage of candidates, as determined by the agency.

Direct-hire authority is an expedited hiring authority that currently may be issued by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to fill positions in the competitive service for which there is a critical hiring need or severe shortage of candidates. OPM may issue such authority to agencies upon written request or upon an independent assessment that there is a critical hiring need or severe shortage of candidates for specific positions.