How FedGov Hires Techies

"Student loan repayment benefits hit $42M", May 19, 2008, By Florence Olsen, fcw.com

Federal agencies spent more on student loan repayments last year to attract and retain employees than in any previous year, according to the latest annual report to Congress on the repayment program.

The government used the repayment benefit program to substantially increase its criminal investigator workforce last year. It also used student loan repayments to hire or retain 219 information technology management specialists and 143 contract specialists.