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Pandemic FAQ

Question
In what situations would agencies use these authorities?
Answer
Some examples of when these authorities may be useful include the following:
  • 30-day appointments and appointments of up to 120 days may be used to employ individuals with specialized knowledge, skills, abilities, or competencies immediately to address a pandemic health crisis while the agency determines whether longer-term staffing options will be needed
  • The 1-year, 1040-work hours per year authority could be useful if a pandemic health crisis affects only an isolated geographic area


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