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Full-time employees work more hours for more pay but no benefits

Allow an office to meet its staffing requirements by hiring current full-time employees for additional hours without any additional benefits.

Government offices often have extra work to do, but not enough work or funding to support a new full-time employee. Instead of hiring a new full-time employee or contractor for that work, an office could offer additional hourly pay to an employee of another office or agency without any additional benefits. For many jobs, those extra hours would not require overtime rates. Because there would not be an increase in benefits, the cost to the Government should be cheaper than a contractor position. Also, the office should be able to on-board the new worker more quickly than a contractor or new Federal employee.

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