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By Phil Piemonte

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Out with the old, in with the new

Well, the Federal Career Intern Program is history. Unions who maintained that the program was being overused—and misused, they said—to bypass competitive hiring have gotten their way.

At the same time, those unions say they plan to keep a close eye on new internship initiatives outlined by the administration.

Some people further up the food chain claim that with the demise of FCIP, they have lost an important hiring tool, one they say aided efforts to bring the right talent onboard expeditiously when necessary.

Is it half of one and 50 percent of the other? We’d like to hear from some folks who came into their jobs via FCIP—and also from anyone who’s glad it’s gone.

Posted by Phil Piemonte on Jan 04, 2011 at 12:13 PM


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