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New Law That Promotes Hiring Interns?

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:34 pm
by Teoeo

Re: New Law That Promotes Hiring Interns?

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:24 pm
by LawIdiot86
It eliminates the STEP/SCEP programs which allowed agencies to hire interns even if there were veterans who otherwise would have gotten preference in hiring and replaces it with a reporting scheme to document why they aren't hiring interns. Eliminating this special hiring authority means fewer interns will be able to jump the line ahead of veterans and get jobs. Also, since agencies will now need to report more details on their interns, it will create more costs and overhead to hiring an intern, which will mean fewer agencies or offices will want to bother with it. And since it asks the agencies to explain why they aren't hiring interns, agencies will just reduce their internship opportunities to match up with hiring needs. Overall, fewer internship opportunities and fewer hiring opportunities for most interns.

Re: New Law That Promotes Hiring Interns?

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:58 pm
by Renzo
Overall, almost no effect. It will make it harder for the few agencies that like to use internships as a way to circumvent the hiring bureaucracy, and will force the agencies to hire yet another useless office drone to shuffle some paperwork and file reports in the name of "oversight."