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Report: DoD Lifts Hiring Freeze for All Civilian Positions

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has issued a memorandum that lifts all restrictions on civilian hiring across the Defense Department and instructed all DoD officials to carefully examine recruitment activities, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jared Serbu writes Work noted the Feb. 1 guidance on civilian hiring freeze exemptions is no longer in effect and that senior department …

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VA Adds Veteran Health, Benefits Agencies as Exemptions in Federal Hiring Freeze

The Department of Veterans Affairs has unveiled additional exemptions to the moratorium on federal hiring efforts following a previous move to lift restrictions for some professional fields in January. VA said Wednesday its latest guideline exempts medical and nonmedical positions, the Veterans Health Administration’s medical facilities and the Veterans Benefits Administration’s regional and field offices …

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2 Senators Ask GAO to Review Federal Hiring Freeze Implementation

Sens. Gary Peters (D-Michigan) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) have called on the Government Accountability Office to examine the implementation of a presidential memorandum that imposed a hiring freeze on federal civilian employees. Both senators told GAO Comptroller General Gene Dodaro in a joint letter published Tuesday the hiring freeze could increase government spending and have …

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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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House GOP Urges Trump to Clarify Federal Hiring Freeze Memo

A group of 19 House Republican members has called on President Donald Trump to clarify his presidential memorandum that imposes a hiring freeze on federal civilian employees. The lawmakers said in letter published Wednesday the implementation of the federal job freeze “negatively” affected Defense Department acquisition personnel who negotiate national security-related contracts. They added …

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Rep. Mick Mulvaney: OMB Needs Program Assessment Rating Tool to Help Identify Govt Waste

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-South Carolina), President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget, has said he believes reinstating the Program Assessment Rating Tool would help OMB identify and reduce government waste and abuse, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. “Ending the PART program denied us that management tool,” Mulvaney told lawmakers …

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BLS: 10K Federal Jobs Cut in March, 1,200 From USPS

Federal agencies have cut at least 10,000 jobs in March and 85,000 total over the past year, GovExec reported Friday. A Bureau of Labor Statistics report cited by GovExec says approximately 1,200 jobs from the U.S. Postal Service and 9,000 from other agencies were cut during March, Eric Katz writes. Katz reports that agencies at the …

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