VERY FEW DETAILS ON HOW WHITE HOUSE WILL ENFORCE HIRING FREEZE - January 26, 2017
Unanswered Hiring Freeze Questions Leave Agencies Taking Different Approaches
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
President Trump’s hiring freeze has left employees and agencies alike in a holding pattern, with few details coming from the White House on how it will be implemented.
The moratorium provides potentially broad-reaching exemptions that have yet to be defined, and leaves candidates in the midst of the job application process unclear of where they stand. Trump’s order allows agency leaders to exempt positions they deem “necessary to meet national security or public safety responsibilities.” It also stated the freeze would not revoke any appointment made prior to Jan. 22, 2017.