Hiring freeze

  • Hiring freeze or just a gentle political breeze?

    Is Washington choking inside a great federal hiring freeze or is this just the gentle breeze that usually follows a new presidential team while it attempts to tame the bureaucratic monster they ran against?

  • Agencies can take advantage of downtime during hiring freeze

    The hiring freeze gives federal agencies room to be more strategic about their workforce and hiring practices. Margot Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss maintaining and building relationships with colleges and universities for future hiring purposes.

  • Survivor Island: Your office

    How would you feel if your brand-new boss made his bones on TV hosting a show where he fired people as the audience cheered? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey ponders this unlikely dilemma.

  • OPM answers more of your hiring freeze questions

    Agencies have a few more answers now from the Office of Personnel Management about implementing the short-term federal hiring freeze. Specifically, the guidance clarifies the freeze’s impact on temporary and term limited employees, interns and others.

  • Senators pledge support on ‘5 fights for feds’

    Fifteen senators signed a resolution this week, expressing their support of the federal workforce and pledging their opposition to recent actions from Congress and the White House.

  • Cutting the federal workforce is harder than it sounds

    President Trump’s plan to grow some agencies may interfere with his promise to shrink the overall federal workforce.

  • Hiring freeze promotes creativity

    Is the bureaucratic version of climate change taking chunks out of the federal hiring freeze?

  • Trump administration’s second week proves as active as the first

    Elements of it might have been controversial, but the Trump administration in its second week launched a slew of new initiatives.

  • Inspectors general fear hiring freeze, talk transition miscommunications

    Members of the inspectors general community say they are worried about the federal hiring freeze and what it could mean for OIGs efforts to combat waste, fraud and abuse.

  • OMB and OPM Jan. 31 hiring freeze guidance answers many questions

    New hiring freeze guidance from OMB and OPM answers many of the questions agencies and employees have about the freeze, says former DHS chief human capital officer Jeff Neal.