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DoD Exempts Certain Civilian Positions From Hiring Freeze

The Defense Department has exempted certain civilian positions from the federal hiring freeze that President Donald Trump ordered in a Jan.23 presidential memorandum. DoD released guidance that lists civilian roles necessary to support national security or public safety responsibilities, the Pentagon said Thursday. Defense Secretary James Mattis identified necessary functions such as roles …

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Army Implements New DoD Appraisal Program for Civilian Employees

The U.S. Army has begun to transition its civilian staff into the new Defense Performance Management and Appraisal Program for Defense Department employees. The service branch said Wednesday it has transitioned and trained 3,100 Civilian Human Resources Agency staff into the new system and will continue implementation work for more than 200,000 civilians until June 2018. The …

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Report: 800K Civilian Workers Could be Furloughed if Gov’t Shuts Down

Data analysis indicates an estimated 800,000 federal civilian workers will experience furloughs if a government shutdown occurs, GovExec reported Tuesday. Kellie Lunney writes USA Today analyzed previous shutdown contingency plans and found that large agencies exempted a sizeable number of employees performing “essential” duties from the unpaid leave. Social Security benefits, …

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Report: Pentagon Officials Fear Layoffs in FY 2014

Defense Department officials are concerned the Pentagon may have to lay off civilian employees in fiscal year 2014 as furloughs of workers started Monday, the Washington Post reported Sunday. Lolita Baldor writes thousands of civilian, military and contract employees could be furloughed next fiscal year if sequestration stays in place. …

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