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Posting Jobs and Employment Information

What It Is

You should include information on your website about jobs and what it's like to work at your agency. Also link to the USA Jobs website so the public can find information about jobs from across the federal government. This is a best practice for managing your agency’s website.

Why It's Important

Job seekers and curious citizens want to know basic information such as what jobs are available, how to apply, and what it's like to work in federal organizations.

OMB Policies for Federal Agency Public Websites require agencies to (#1A) “disseminate information to the public in a timely, equitable, efficient and appropriate manner,” and (#2A) “maximize the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of information and services provided to the public.” By providing easy access to your agency's job openings and what it's like to work for your agency, you are providing a valuable service to the public and you are ensuring that they can find this information quickly and easily.

How to Implement

  • If your website represents a large, high-level federal agency or organization, be sure the website includes information about working at your agency, special jobs programs like internships and work-study, No Fear Act data, and other job and workplace information particular to your agency.
  • If your website represents a small organization, an agency staffed only by appointees, or is a cross-agency portal, you may not have a significant amount of job information to post to your website. But you should still explain how jobs are filled or that you are part of a larger organization, and point to that organization's job information.
  • Provide a link to the USA Jobs website from your agency's jobs page or similar section.


Many federal public websites follow this best practice. This practice is part of the guidelines and best practices published by the Interagency Committee on Government Information to aid agencies' implementation of OMB Policies for Public Websites.


Page Updated or Reviewed : December 14, 2005


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