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Posted 10:14 AM by
Is there a direct hiring authority for student hires? If student hires have to go up against veterans prefrence, then a non veteran student would never be reached. What is the purpose of this program if you cannot direclty hire students as you can now?

Agencies will have 6-months to transition current Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) and Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) appointees into the Pathways Programs.

Please contact your Human Resource Office/Department for further guidance

I have reviewed the final rule for the Pathways Programs & didn't see any mention of what will occur with current STEP/SCEP appointees when the Internship Program takes effect 10 July 2012. Any help addressing this issue is grately appreciated.

Thank you for your interest in the Pathways Programs and the Recent Graduates Program in particular. Issued in December 2010, Executive Order 13562 established a Pathways Programs framework with three program paths tailored to recruit, hire, develop, and retain students and recent graduates. While the Executive Order created the Pathways Programs, they are not yet operational. We are working vigorously to implement these programs and expect final regulations will be issued sometime this spring. Typically, there is a period of time between when final regulations are issued and when they become effective.

Once the Pathways Programs become effective, agencies may begin using them to hire and we will have more information on how to apply and where to find positions. Still, it may take some time before job opportunities are available.

For additional information and updates as they are available, please visit and You may also want to bookmark these pages for reference.

I hope this helps.

Ms. Peake,

When applying for an internship, you must apply with the agency you are interested in interning with, there is no central location for the intern applicant to apply.

For additional information, please visit and

Posted 10:56 PM by
Hello, I am trying to access to the intern application. Please provide me with the email address so that I can apply. Thank you

Hello,I’m a newly graduate this coming May 12, 2012 with a B.A. in Psychology and would like to partake in the Pathway program. When will everything be operational and how can I apply ?

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