Tag: Memos

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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OPM Releases Updated Guidance on Administrative Furloughs

By on March 27, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Releases Updated Guidance on Administrative Furloughs

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.

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White House Asks Agencies to Limit What They Say About Budget Proposal

By on March 22, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
White House Asks Agencies to Limit What They Say About Budget Proposal

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.

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OPM Announces Cancellation of 21 Occupations

By on March 8, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Announces Cancellation of 21 Occupations

OPM has announced that 21 occupational series will be cancelled and reclassified due to having too few federal employees within them.

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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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Trump in 2020? OSC Releases Hatch Act Guidance

By on February 9, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Trump in 2020? OSC Releases Hatch Act Guidance

The Office of Special Counsel has received numerous questions from federal employees about a possible candidate Trump in the 2020 election. The agency has provided a memo with Hatch Act guidance in the interim.

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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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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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Details Announced About Trump’s Hiring Freeze

By on January 23, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Details Announced About Trump’s Hiring Freeze

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.

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OPM Urges Agencies to Let Federal Employees Telework During Inauguration Week

By on January 17, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Urges Agencies to Let Federal Employees Telework During Inauguration Week

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.

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