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Frequently Asked Questions Assessment Policy

When conducting structured interviews, do we always have to have the same number of interviewers? And do they have to be the same interviewers for each candidate?

It is highly recommended that the same number of interviewers attend each interview, as this maintains the consistency and structure of the interview process so each candidate has the same experience and opportunity.  However, different interviewers can interview different candidates.  

We recommend all interviewers receive the same training and are provided a common frame-of-reference for administrative procedures, the competencies being measured, and how the questions will be scored.

For more information about structured interviews, please visit the Structured Interviews page on the Selection and Assessment website (http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/assessment-and-selection/structured-interviews/).

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