Government Claims It's Getting Easier to Apply for Federal Jobs

job interview
job interview

The director of the federal government's Office of Personnel Management reported new figures today indicating that agencies are making it easier to hire talented workers.

John Berry, speaking at that National Press Club, said that the average number of days it takes for an agency manager to post and fill a federal job has dropped 15 percent to 105 days, from 122 days in 2009. More importantly, he said, the amount of work job applicants have to endure simply to apply for a federal job has been reduced even more dramatically.