Hire those federal interns

The National Defense Authorization Act includes a provision intended to improve the conversion of federal interns to full-time employees, reports Federal Times.

The measures were initially in a bill called the Federal Internship Improvement Act, sponsored by Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.). Key provisions of that bill became part of the NDAA  (H.R. 1540).

The law requires agencies appoint an internship coordinator to conduct exit interviews, and requires agencies to submit annual reports on interns and its program to the Office of Personnel Management. Partnership for Public Service in 2007 found the government hires only 6.6 percent of its interns as full-time workers, compared to the private sector hiring approximately half of its interns.

About the Author

Connect with the FCW staff on Twitter @FCWnow.

Featured

  • Budget
    Stock photo ID: 134176955 By Richard Cavalleri

    House passes stopgap spending bill

    The current appropriations bills are set to expire on Oct. 1; the bill now goes to the Senate where it is expected to pass.

  • Defense
    concept image of radio communication (DARPA)

    What to look for in DOD's coming spectrum strategy

    Interoperability, integration and JADC2 are likely to figure into an updated electromagnetic spectrum strategy expected soon from the Department of Defense.

Stay Connected