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Press Release

Monday, April 6, 2020
Contact: OPM Office of Communications
Tel: (202) 606-2402

OPM Updates USAJOBS to Respond to COVID-19

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced it has updated USAJOBS to help Federal agencies meet critical hiring requirements in response to the COVID-19 national emergency. This update will enable agencies to elevate positions related to the Federal Government's COVID-19 response on the USAJOBS site and track progress with COVID-19 hiring.

"Visitors to USAJOBS can quickly find opportunities that will have a direct impact on the American people and the Federal Government's response to COVID-19," said Acting Director Michael Rigas.

Agencies can now "tag" COVID-19 related job opportunity announcements using USAJOBS" recently implemented COVID-19 mission-critical code. Visitors will be able to sort through all announcements to find COVID-19 opportunities in one place.

Agencies will continue to post COVID-19 response positions over the coming weeks that are open to the public, including positions in wide-ranging career fields. Potential employees should continue to check back often for new opportunities.

OPM is also working with agencies to make short term developmental assignments available to allow existing Federal employees a chance to join in the response effort for up to 6 months. While a variety of opportunities exist, employees who have a healthcare background or are licensed healthcare providers currently serving in non-clinical positions are encouraged to apply. These opportunities can be found on at Open Opportunities.

All COVID-19 guidance issued by OPM is available at

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The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is the leader in workforce management for the federal government. Our agency builds, strengthens, and serves a federal workforce of 2.2 million employees with programs like hiring assistance, healthcare and insurance, retirement benefits, and much more. We provide agencies with policies, guidance, and best practices for supporting federal workers, so they can best serve the American people.

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