5 CFR 337.205 - Critical hiring needs.
(a) OPM will determine when there is a critical hiring need for particular occupations, grades (or equivalent) and/or geographic locations. OPM may decide independently that such a need exists or may make this decision in response to a written request from an agency.
(b) An agency when requesting direct-hire authority under this section, or OPM when deciding on its own, must:
Title 5 published on 2013-01-01
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