U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
February 7, 2011
In Reply Refer To:
1400-213 (710) P
EMS TRANSMISSION 02/11/2011
Information Bulletin No. 2011-027
To: All Washington Office Officials, State Directors and Center Directors
From: Assistant Director, Human Capital Management
Subject: Recruiting and Hiring Students and Recent Graduates
On December 27, 2010, President Obama signed Executive Order 13562, Recruiting and Hiring Students and Recent Graduates (http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2010/12/27/executive-order-recruiting-and-hiring-students-and-recent-graduates). The purpose of this order is to establish a comprehensive structure to help the Federal government be more competitive in recruiting and hiring talented individuals who are in school or who have recently received a degree. This new structure will include programs that provide non-competitive conversion eligibility to participants and will be used in targeted ways to develop talent for civil service careers.
The Executive Order directs the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to consolidate student and recent graduate programs into a new framework with three clear program paths that are tailored to recruit, train and retain well-qualified candidates:
Effective March 1, 2011, the Executive Order also eliminates the Federal Career Intern Program (FCIP). No further appointments can be made under FCIP and neither the Department of the Interior nor the OPM are granted the discretion to make exceptions. By the terms of the Order, the new programs will become effective following an opportunity for public comment. Nonetheless, there are several issues that State/Center and Washington Offices should pay attention to now. This guidance is intended to assist you in addressing those issues.
Status of current FCIP Employees
Executive Order 13562 revokes the FCIP and directs, effective March 1, 2011, that all FCIP incumbents must be converted to career-conditional or career positions in the competitive service.
State/Center and Washington Office managers, supervisors, and Human Resources (HR) Offices are advised to review their current employee rosters to ensure that all FCIP employees remaining on agency rolls as of March 1, 2011, are employees they intend to convert to career-conditional or career positions in the competitive service.
If you have specific questions concerning this Information Bulletin, please contact Ms. Delores Everett, Chief, HR Policy and Programs, at 202-254-3301 or your servicing HR Office.
Signed by: Authenticated by:
Carole Carter-Pfisterer Robert M. Williams
Assistant Director Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
Human Capital Management
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