REPUBLICANS SEND LETTER TO WHITE HOUSE ASKING FOR GUIDANCE FOR VA ON HIRING FREEZE - January 27, 2016
Republicans Seek Assurance That Certain VA Health Jobs Are Exempt From Hiring Freeze
By Kellie Lunney, Government Executive
The Republican congressional committee chairmen overseeing Veterans Affairs are seeking assurance from the president that certain jobs at the department are exempt from the federal hiring freeze.
Rep. David “Phil” Roe of Tennessee and Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia sent a Jan. 26 letter to President Trump asking that he “provide guidance indicating that exempting VA direct patient care providers is consistent with the [tenets] of and latitude” included in his Jan. 23 memorandum ordering the federal civilian hiring freeze.