NASA is reportedly looking to hire as many as 50 employees in the upcoming fiscal year, in an effort to “clean up” the sprawling space agency’s human resources department.
The hiring is part of an effort by NASA to overhaul the agency’s staffing to better align with the growth of its commercial and military programs, according to a source familiar with the matter.
The office space of NASA’s human resource office has been on the market for years, and the agency recently announced a $5 million renovation that included renovations to the space’s main building.
The space, which was built in the mid-1970s, has had several renovations, but this is the first time it has been up for auction.
The bidding is expected to be fierce.
The bid comes as NASA is working to bolster its space programs.
Earlier this year, NASA announced that it would create a “human spaceflight program” that will include a private space agency.
NASA has also announced that its human resources will be increased in the coming years.
As a result, the agency is looking to fill at least 50 positions with contractors, the source said.
It is not clear whether the office space will be used for the new agency or whether the agency will just use it to hire more employees.
The Office of the Secretary of Defense has been tasked with “organizing” NASA’s workforce, which includes NASA’s commercial crew program, as well as its “aerospace exploration program,” the source added.
The Office of Personnel Management has been looking for ways to increase the number of people working in its human resource offices, as the agency has not had enough qualified applicants for space jobs, according a recent NPR report.