OPM: New Hiring Programs to Start in July

May 10, 2012

The Office of Personnel Management will officially launch new hiring programs for students and recent college graduates July 10.

The three-tiered Pathways Programs will consist of an Internship Program for current students, a Recent Graduates Program for people who have received a degree in the last two years or veterans who got a degree in the last six years, and the existing Presidential Management Fellows Program.

Final details on how the programs will work will be published Friday in the Federal Register and will take effect 60 days later, OPM Director John Berry told reporters Wednesday.

OPM has shortened the probationary period for those in the Recent Graduates program from two years, as originally proposed, to one year in an effort to address concerns of federal unions. 

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