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Published by Office of Personnel Management, Office of Labor Relations and Workforce Performance, Work and Family Program Center in [Washington, D.C.?] .
Written in English


  • Part-time employment -- United States,
  • Job sharing -- United States,
  • Civil service -- United States -- Personnel management,
  • United States -- Officials and employees

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ContributionsWork and Family Program Center (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Pagination10 p. :
Number of Pages10
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14987935M

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