This column was originally published on Jeff Neal’s blog, ChiefHRO.com, and was republished here with permission from the author.
The acting Office of Management and Budget and Office of Personnel Management directors issued new hiring freeze guidance today. Bottom line up front — this is good guidance that answers many of the questions agencies and employees have about the freeze.
Here are key points, followed by the permitted exemptions and the processes for requesting exemptions from OPM. My comments are in italics.
Overall, this is thorough guidance that answers many of the questions agencies, employees and applicants have been asking.
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Jeff Neal is a senior vice president for ICF International and founder of the blog, ChiefHRO.com. Before coming to ICF, Neal was the chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security and the chief human resources officer at the Defense Logistics Agency.