USA Staffing


In conjunction with our parent agency, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the NIH uses an automated recruitment system to assist the Office of Human Resources (OHR) in delivering streamlined recruitment services and products to managers and administrators involved in the hiring process. The primary goal of the USA Staffing system is to support the NIH OHR mission "to recruit and retain a highly skilled and diverse workforce for the NIH."

Features by role

HR Professionals

  • Create and post vacancy announcements
  • Utilize pre-formatted assessment questionnaires
  • Manage applicant records
  • Analyze applicant competencies and qualifications
  • Produce and update certificates of eligibles
  • Notify applicants on the status of their applications

Hiring Managers

  • Access certificates
  • Review applicant resumes and assessment questionnaire responses


  • Respond to position-specific assessment questionnaires
  • Submit documents
  • Receive notifications to stay updated on the status of their applications