Federal Term Appointment Hiring Authorities for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Personnel

April, 2014
IDA document: D-5148
FFRDC: Science and Technology Policy Institute
Daniel E. Basco, Emma D. Tran, Steven B. Walser, Mary R. Hawkins, Michael C. Mineiro See more authors
Federal science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) personnel are critical to advancing new scientific fields, ensuring national security, and promoting economic prosperity. Hiring some of these STEM personnel into nonpermanent (time-limited) positions rather than permanent positions may help agencies promote the flow of innovative ideas and expertise, shape a more flexible workforce to meet changing needs, and keep abreast of advancements in science and technology fields.