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Seasonal employees get competitive status

On August 7, President Obama signed H.R. 1531, the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, which allows seasonal temporary employees in federal land management agencies to compete for vacant permanent positions under internal merit promotion procedures.

The bill will also waive age requirements that currently prevent well-qualified temporary seasonal firefighters from competing for permanent positions.

The National Federation of Federal Employees, which has championed the legislation, applauded the new law.

ANPR is pleased to have supported this bill as well.

Read more details about LMWFA at:

-Erika Jostad, ANPR president

Highlights from Ranger Rendezvous 2014

Keynote Speakers Spark Conversation

Mike Reynolds, NPS Associate Director of Workforce, Relevancy and Inclusion, didn't mince words when he admitted to "harsh truths I need to tell you." The hiring process is broken, he said, but "these things are fixable." He suggested an advocacy group, possibly involving ANPR members, to help work toward "giving seasonal a fighting chance in a competitive system." However, he cautioned against "going around the rules."

Alan Spears of the National Parks Conservation Association delivered a keynote entitled: "America's Best Idea: NPS Branding and its Impacts on Diversity Enhancement." In a spirited presentation, Spears said, "I'm a fan of what you guys do, and after being here it makes me want to paddle harder." He asserted these key points: enhancing cultural diversity is the right thing to do, successful cultural diversity involves a focus on youth (but it's not the only approach), the NPS has failed to make meaningful progress on this issue, black and brown people need mentors, and it's important to look for new students everywhere.


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