Why the Federal Career Intern Program is on hold

Friday - 11/12/2010, 4:15pm EST

Tim McManus, Vice President for Education and Outreach, Partnership for Public Service

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Does the Federal Career Intern Program violate hiring rules? The Merit Systems Protection Board thinks so and has put the program on hold.

The ruling states that the government improperly placed FCIP positions in the excepted service, meaning vacancies do not have to be made public.

Tim McManus, vice president of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, joined the DorobekINSIDER to discuss how the program works and the effect of the ruling.