Following the release of the White House’s budget proposal, OPM is apparently preparing agencies for the possibility of administrative furloughs as it has released updated guidance for agencies and employees.
The Office of Management and Budget has asked federal agencies to limit their public comments about the president’s budget blueprint until the full budget is released later this spring.
A memo from the Department of Health and Human Services provides guidance on which occupations at the agency are exempt from the hiring freeze.
OPM has released additional guidance on the hiring freeze which provides more detail on allowed exemptions.
OPM is encouraging agencies to let federal employees in the DC area telework this week to help alleviate traffic congestion related to Inauguration Day ceremonies.