Inspectors general from 24 agencies say they are suffering under President Donald Trump’s hiring freeze.
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With two weeks to go until government funding runs out on April 28, and considering Congress has not passed a budget on time for seven of the last eight years, Congress is working on borrowed time for its 2017 budget.
Making good on campaign promises, yesterday President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order halting all hiring within the federal government, with exceptions for military personnel and where agency and department heads deem necessary to meet national security or public safety responsibilities.
To help clear up confusion around the federal hiring freeze, the Office of Personnel Management released a guidance to address the specific recruitment activities agencies may participate in during the freeze.
The Trump administration lifted the federal hiring freeze and released its “Comprehensive Plan for Reforming the Federal Government and Reducing the Federal Civilian Workforce” which includes the expectation of job cuts.