Hiring Freezes Have Consequences – And So Do Budgets

Businessman holding a piece of paper with the word 'budget' cutting it with scissors to illustrate budget cuts

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.

The ‘R’ Word

Fired business man reads the notice of job termination

Most people do not like to think about a reduction in force (RIF) and for good reason. The author outlines some of the things that can go wrong when conducting a RIF.

Reduction in Force vs. VSIP

Reduction in force (RIF) and VSIP (Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay) are two orderly, effective ways to shed groups of government employees. The author compares the two.