National Park Service Announces New Seasonal Worker Policy, ‘Corrective Action’ for Wronged Rangers

National Park Service Announces New Seasonal Worker Policy, ‘Corrective Action’ for Wronged Rangers Government Executive, May 25 The National Park Service this month formalized a new rule barring people from working non-competitively more than 1,040 hours per year in a seasonal position, but officials said they will take “corrective actions” to help those impacted by a shoddy roll-out of the change…“Because NPS gave confusing or inconsistent guidance—or sometimes no guidance at all—many [seasonal workers] missed application deadlines or the uncertainty forced them to look elsewhere for employment,” NTEU President Tony Reardon said in a statement. “They were given permission and even encouraged to share their expertise by working different seasons in different parks, so it makes no sense that NPS would use that experience against them. The better solution would be to apply the stricter standard prospectively only and not punish those who exceeded the hourly limit in the past.” Read the full article here.

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