Letter: Jobs posted publicly are for existing favored employees

Regarding, "Government is hiring more senior-level workers from outside," a reader writes: If, only your article were true in my case. For the past five years I have applied to GS-14/GS-15 position[s] based on my 20 years [of] contracting [experience] to the government, and I have yet to be asked [for an] interview.

[The] information I have uncovered through discussions with government FTE' is that most of
those positions are reserved to internal selected candidates. The process must be advertised as "public," but the hiring process has wording in "favor" of the internal candidate. However, when my
application aligns with the wording (based on experience), then the position gets cancelled....
So, back to the process and applying.

Anonymous

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