Tag: Hiring Freeze

Changing Reality for Federal Employees

By on April 24, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Changing Reality for Federal Employees

Is the federal hiring freeze over? Not really. New priorities will impact hiring and restructuring of federal agencies.

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Hiring Freeze, Hiring Thaw, Hiring Freeze? What OMB’s April 12 Memo Really Says

By on April 20, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Hiring Freeze, Hiring Thaw, Hiring Freeze? What OMB’s April 12 Memo Really Says

OMB released a memo with directives for agencies to make restructuring changes. The author analyzes some of the key points in the memo from a federal HR perspective.

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State Department to Maintain Hiring Freeze

By on April 14, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
State Department to Maintain Hiring Freeze

The State Department has announced it will maintain the hiring freeze despite it being lifted for other agencies.

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White House Lifts Hiring Freeze

By on April 12, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
White House Lifts Hiring Freeze

The White House has lifted the federal hiring freeze, but it also announced a long term plan to reduce the overall size of the federal workforce.

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Senators Call for Review of Hiring Freeze

By on April 5, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Senators Call for Review of Hiring Freeze

Two Senators have asked the GAO to conduct a review of President Trump’s hiring freeze, expressing concern that it may ultimately fail to reduce spending.

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Hiring Freezes Have Consequences – And So Do Budgets

By on March 15, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Hiring Freezes Have Consequences – And So Do Budgets

There is a lot of uncertainty for federal agencies and employees in the midst of a hiring freeze and proposed budget cuts. However, the author says it’s not time to start assuming a total “doom and gloom” scenario just yet.

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Will the Hiring Freeze Cause Delays in Getting Social Security?

on March 2, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The hiring freeze could make it take longer for new retirees to start collecting Social Security benefits.

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Which HHS Positions Are Exempt From the Hiring Freeze?

By on February 22, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

A memo from the Department of Health and Human Services provides guidance on which occupations at the agency are exempt from the hiring freeze.

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Legislation Introduced to Exempt Veterans From Hiring Freeze

By on February 16, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced to Exempt Veterans From Hiring Freeze

Legislation has been introduced in the House which would exempt veterans from the federal hiring freeze.

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OPM Releases Additional Hiring Freeze Guidance

By on February 13, 2017 in Human Resources, Q&A with 0 Comments

The Office of Personnel Management has provided an extensive list of questions and answers with additional guidance about the hiring freeze.

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