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By Phil Piemonte

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How bad is FCIP?

Many participants in the recent debate over how to make the federal hiring process easier and more efficient have taken aim at the Federal Career Internship Program.

Opponents of the program claim that agencies use it not as an internship tool, but as a hiring authority to sidestep merit-based hiring and veterans’ preference requirements.

While the president has called on the Office of Personnel Management to review the program, several federal employee unions have said FCIP should be abolished outright.

We’d like to hear what FCIP hires — especially any veterans — have to say about the program.

Posted by Phil Piemonte on May 21, 2010 at 12:13 PM


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