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Frequently Asked Questions Policy on Political Appointees

Will OPM review proposed hiring of a current or former political appointee selected using the direct hire authority under 5 CFR 337, subpart B?

Yes.  To comply with the reporting requirements of the Transitions Act, OPM will now review proposed direct hire appointments of current or former political appointees to permanent Federal civil service positions.  This action is a change from OPM’s previous policy.

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