The Association of National Park Rangers (ANPR) is committed to promoting an equitable and transparent federal hiring process. In recent weeks, ANPR has become aware of concerns over the rollout of USA Hire, a supplementary assessment designed to "measure general competencies and soft skills critical to the job".
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As ANPR continues to receive input from Rangers in the field, the feedback received has been decidedly one-sided. ANPR continues to take all feedback into account as it formulates a response to this issue. As of April 30, 2021 we've received input from 86 job seekers and 5 hiring officials.
ANPR is pleased to share that after collecting this information, making our findings available, and conveying our concerns, preliminary reports are showing that the USA Hire Assessment is not being required or recommended for the hiring of seasonals and term employees.
Further, HR Specialists did say that they are working with OPM to get further guidance on what secondary assessments would be appropriate for the high volume of applicants for seasonal positions.
While ANPR supports these developments, they are still preliminary reports and we will continue to seek out information on the topic.