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.