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Federal hiring rules eased for some spouses

Aug. 31, 2011 - 03:43PM   |   Last Updated: Aug. 31, 2011 - 03:43PM  |  
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Spouses of deceased and disabled veterans will have an easier time applying for federal jobs under a new rule that takes effect Sept. 30.

Currently, agencies can hire someone outside the normal competitive hiring process within two years of the death or disability of their military spouse.

The new rule will eliminate the two-year limit, giving spouses an unlimited amount of time to apply for jobs under the authority.

The Office of Personnel Management published the rule in the Federal Register on Wednesday.

The time limit was eliminated because many spouses were not prepared to enter the workforce because they were grieving, enrolled in school or caring for the disabled spouse, according to OPM.

Between October 2009 and October 2010, 887 military spouses were hired under this special authority.

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