Excellent question. Providing more days for posting provides the best opportunity for reaching diverse candidates. It sometimes takes several days for a job announcement to reach a constituent group, so organizations need as much lead time as possible to reach potential candidates. Extending the time also allows you, the federal contractor, to assess whether the applicant pool is diverse enough to go forward with the next step in the selection process. More time may be needed to reach additional potential sources for qualified diverse candidates.
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