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Mr. Parrott thank you for your blog entry,

The Presidential Memorandum – "Improving the Federal Recruitment and Hiring Process", does not mandate 80 days as the time to hire, what it does prescribe is; “improve the quality and speed of agency hiring by: (i) reducing substantially the time it takes to hire mission-critical and commonly filled positions…”

Agencies have and continue to reduce the time it takes to hire mission-critical and commonly filled positions, and are making great strides toward the (non-mandated) goal of 80 days.

Also, the Presidential Memorandum instructs Agencies to “notify individuals applying for Federal employment through USAJOBS, an OPM-approved Federal web-based employment search portal, about the status of their application at key stages of the application process”.

It would be appropriate for you to contact the Agency you've applied with about their applicant notification policy.

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