Pentagon said exemptions to President Donald Trump's 90-day hiring freeze were not necessarily a resolution for civilian Defense employees, as some agencies are still waiting for guidance on how to implement the provisions.
Federal News Radio reporter Nicole Ogrysko joins host Mike Causey on this week's Your Turn to discuss the federal hiring freeze, possible changes in the FEHBP program, and the slight downturn in the number of retirements. January 8, 2017
Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work, the deputy Defense listed 16 separate functions that will be immune from the hiring freeze.
Although the governmentwide hiring freeze President Donald Trump ordered last week was mainly meant to shrink the federal workforce through gradual, voluntary attrition, it could result in an untold number of unexpected dismissals for Defense workers in charge of repairing and "resetting" military equipment.
The Office of Management and Budget and Office of Personnel Management released another memo with more details on how agencies should implement the President's hiring freeze. The latest guidance includes exemptions to the hiring freeze and instructions for how agencies should request others.
J. David Cox, national president of AFGE, joins host Derrick Dortch on this week's Fed Access to discuss federal workers will be affected by pay and hiring freezes imposed by President Donald Trump. February 3, 2017
Rob Snyder, the acting secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department, officially exempts some health care, construction and project management professionals from the President's short-term hiring freeze. Snyder's announcement comes after repeated appeals from some lawmakers, who said the freeze could impact veterans' ability to access health care.
The Office of Management and Budget detailed a few immediate actions that agencies should take following President Donald Trump's recently announced hiring freeze.
President Donald Trump's hiring freeze memo leaves plenty of room for agency interpretation, human capital experts say. Specifically, it lets agencies ask for exemptions to the short term hiring freeze, until the Office of Management and Budget develops a plan to cut the size of the federal workforce through attrition. That concept, experts say, should worry agencies more than a 90-day freeze.
Greg Stanford, director of government affairs for the Federal Managers Association, joins host Mike Causey on this week's Your Turn to talk about the potential for pay and hiring freezes under a Trump administration.
Evan Lesser, president of ClearanceJobs.com, joins host Derrick Dortch on this week's Fed Access to discuss job opportunities in 2017 for workers with security clearances. January 6, 2016