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Direct Hire Authority

Direct Hire Authority (DHA) is a temporary authority granted to agencies by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to hire individuals in an expedited manner.

DCAA uses three types of DHA

  • Expedited Hiring Authority – used at job fairs to give on the spot job offers to qualified candidates.
  • Direct Hire for Post-Secondary Students and Recent Graduates – used to collect resumes and transcripts at college job fairs for subsequent job offers.
  • Financial Management (FM) Career Field – allows hiring of individuals in specific FM fields, including auditors.

Special Hiring Programs