Tag: Hiring Freeze

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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DoD Releases Hiring Freeze Guidance

By on February 4, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
DoD Releases Hiring Freeze Guidance

The Defense Department has issued agency-specific guidance on the hiring freeze. The author provides a complete breakdown of the details.

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Hiring Freeze Focuses on the Wrong Things

on February 3, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The author, who is a former DOJ attorney, says that the efforts by the Trump administration to rein in federal government should be focusing on something which they are not: eliminating mandates for federal employees to perform needless and wasteful tasks ordered by middle management.

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The Ultimate Potential of the Hiring Freeze

on February 3, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
How well will the hiring freeze ultimately work to reduce the size of government? The author says that he is not very optimistic and explains why he thinks the size of the government is destined to keep growing.  

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New OPM Guidance Details Allowable Exemptions Under Hiring Freeze

By on February 1, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
New OPM Guidance Details Allowable Exemptions Under Hiring Freeze

OPM has released additional guidance on the hiring freeze which provides more detail on allowed exemptions.

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VA Announces Exemptions from Hiring Freeze

By on January 27, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Announces Exemptions from Hiring Freeze

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced that direct patient care positions within the agency are exempt from the Trump administration’s hiring freeze.

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