Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (P.L. 116-136): Selected Provisions on Federal Hiring [April 10, 2020] [open pdf - 416KB]
From the Document: "In response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, enacted as P.L. 116-136 on March 27, 2020. The law establishes new hiring authorities for several federal executive branch departments and agencies: the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Department of Commerce, and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The law also authorizes a Special Inspector General and a Congressional Oversight Commission and provides authorities for establishing those entities with needed personnel."
CRS In Focus, IF11503
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/