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Hiring Policies

Hiring Authorities

As technology becomes increasingly more sophisticated and the threats to our data security intensify, the demand for an experienced and qualified workforce to protect networks and information systems has never been higher.  Find more information on a number of hiring, pay, and leave flexibilities that agencies may use to fill and retain individuals in cybersecurity positions.

Learn more about the competitive hiring process; hiring authorities available to agencies to hire veterans, students, interns; and information for current and former Federal employees such as reinstatement, transfer.  Each topic includes references to the various applicable laws, regulations, and guidance.

Compensation Authorities

Learn about the pay authorities that will help you recruit and retain cybersecurity staff.  Compensation Flexibilities to Recruit and Retain Cybersecurity Professionals is a handy guide that has checklists and other work aids to help you.  

OPM has a list of specific hiring authorities you can use for your cybersecurity jobs.