Report: OPM plans big changes for temporary federal workforce
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Dec 02, 2019
Big changes are in store for the federal temporary and seasonal workforce—changes that would permit workers in these categories to remain in provisional federal employment for much longer periods, according to Government Executive.
The Office of Personnel Management—the executive branch agency in charge of such personnel issues—has plans to create more and different ways for temporary workers, for example in scientific and technical slots, to stay on longer, the report notes, adding that in some cases, this would mean appointments up to 10 years in length. Another part of OPM’s plans would permit seasonal employees to stay on beyond the currently-enforced caps each year.
The changes would be effected by way of two new proposed regulations, loosening current restrictions. Additional changes would even permit certain non-permanent employees to obtain federal benefits currently not available to them, such as federal dental and vision insurance, according to the article.