This bill would offer seasonal (part-time) employees of federal land management agencies a path to permanent positions. Employee eligibility for full-time jobs year-round would be determined by an internal merit-based promotion procedure.
Federal land management agencies that would be affected by this legislation include the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the National Park Service, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Bureau of Reclamation.
Eligible employees must have:
- Initially been appointed through a competitive application process,
- Served in at least one time-limited job — totaling more than 24 months,
- Acceptable performance reviews throughout that period.
Former time-limited employees could also be eligible as long as they apply for a position covered by this bill within two years of the end of their last employment with the agency.