The author analyzes the details of the recently announced hiring freeze and also presents some additional questions that he says Trump’s Presidential Memorandum raises.
President Trump’s decision to freeze federal hiring has generated quite a buzz among the federal community. Here is a summary of what is being said about it.
President Trump has announced a federal hiring freeze as a first step in a plan to reduce the size of the federal workforce. The White House memo offers details on how the freeze will work.
President Trump has issued an executive order to freeze federal hiring in an effort to make good on one of his campaign promises to reduce the size of the federal workforce.
A large group of House Democrats recently sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump asking that he reconsider plans to impose a federal hiring freeze upon taking office on January 20.
Two Senators have asked President Obama to freeze federal hiring during the transition between presidential administrations to combat the practice of “burrowing in” by political appointees.
The author says that Donald Trump’s suggestion of another federal hiring freeze repeats past mistakes in handling the federal civilian workforce.
Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) is suggesting the White House freeze hiring in lower priority federal job vacancies to help ease the budget burdens the government is currently facing.
GOP Presidential candidate Rick Perry has released his plan for cutting federal spending and reducing the deficit. It contains some proposals that are likely to be of interest to federal employees.
Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) has introduced legislation that would freeze federal hiring for most agencies until the federal deficit is eliminated.