Updated 6:13 p.m EST: The USAJobs.gov site is back up and running.
Updated 4:17 p.m. EST: Federal Times reached out to OPM again this afternoon, which acknowledged the request but has not responded with further information. According to crawls by the popular web archive site, Wayback Machine, USAJobs.gov appeared to be working as of yesterday, with the latest timestamp from 23:33 Greenwich Mean Time on Sunday, April 9, which is 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Reddit comments beginning at least around 3 a.m. ET on Monday, April 10 indicate the site has been down for most of the day.
It’s not just you; USAJobs.gov — the federal government’s main application portal for job openings — is down as of Monday morning.
“We’re currently down,” according to a statement on the website posted April 10. “We anticipate the site will be back and running soon. In the meantime, we apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your patience!”
The Office of Personnel Management within the White House manages the site, which is the main entry point for the public and members of the civil service to look and apply for federal job opportunities across agencies. Federal agencies are responsible for the actual listings, while OPM is in charge the website’s usability and user experience.
The official USAJobs Twitter account offers no information on the current outage. OPM did not immediately respond to requests for clarification by email or phone.
Around 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Monday, disgruntled users took to Twitter and Reddit to share their frustration.
“Maybe Monday morning isn’t the best time for USAJOBS to be down,” one user tweeted.
“This outage is definitely messing up my morning routine,” one on Reddit said.
USAJobs was created in 1996 to replace a paper-based system and has gone through several redesigns and updates since then.
In 2020, USAJobs hosted more than 330,000 job announcements, facilitated 1.25 billion job searches, and enabled individuals to begin more than 18 million applications for federal jobs.
More than 500 federal agencies use the portal to post job opportunities covering more than 600 occupations, according to OPM.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
Molly Weisner is a staff reporter for Federal Times where she covers labor, policy and contracting pertaining to the government workforce. She made previous stops at USA Today and McClatchy as a digital producer, and worked at The New York Times as a copy editor. Molly majored in journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.