Online Recruiting System

The Online Recruiting System (OLRS) is an enterprise wide, web-based tool powered by NEOGOV, a third party vendor. It is one place for job seekers to find and apply for state agency jobs.

OLRS provides support for the following functions:

  • Job posting
  • Online job applications
  • Applicant tracking and screening
  • Requisition management, and
  • Reporting for state agencies

Questions or requests for assistance with the OLRS need to be submitted through the DES IT Support Center ZenDesk Portal ticketing system


NEOGOV Information


Training and User Guides

The state's user guidance document and training materials for the online recruiting system are available on a secured SharePoint site. A list of the available guidance documents on the SharePoint site are below. To access the OLRS SharePoint site, you will need to be given permission.

To request access to the OLRS Guidance SharePoint site, submit a request in the DES IT Support Center ZenDesk Portal ticketing system Select Online Recruiting System/NEOGOV Request Form and then SharePoint Site Access in the OLRS/NEOGOV Request Type field. Include your full name, agency, and email address in the Description field of the request.


Online Recruiting System Training​ - in-person training is suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions

  • Training Power Point
  • Training Guide
  • Training Activities:
    • Individual Activity
    • Training Activity 1 & 2

Advanced Scoring Guidance

  • Training Guide

OLRS Overview - Recorded Webinar (3/2021)


WA State Specific User Guides

  • Layoff List Report
  • General Government Transition Pool (GGTP)
  • Certification of Candidates as a Referred List
  • Veteran's Preference
  • EEO Ad Hoc Reporting
  • Time to Hire
  • Copying Job Posting
  • Agency Pools Tip Sheet
  • Internal Job Posting Tips
  • Recruiter Tips
  • Posting Images Library Tips
  • Table Grid View


Other Resources

  • OLRS Notices
  • Insight Glossary
  • OLRS Reports
  • New User Access:
  • Online Hiring Center (OHC) User by Role Guides:​​​
    • New OHC Overview
    • Liaison
    • Rater
    • Subject Matter Expert (SME)
    • Approver - Requisition or Hire
    • Originator
    • Hiring Manager
    • Originator and Hiring Manager

Contact Information

  • Email Us
  • (360)-664-1960
  • Toll Free: (877)-664-1960
  • TTY (for deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired): 7-1-1

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