Federal Hiring Freeze 2017

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Trump signed an executive order freezing all federal hiring with exemptions that seem pretty vague. Post any and all information you may have as I bet a lot of people will be interested in this.
 
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Here's the executive action trump signed. Nothing in the whitehouse.gov website yet though.
Looks like he gives a lot of leeway to the executives to make their own decision based on safety. Another point is this is only suppose to last for 90 days until the office of management and budget comes up with a better/different plan. Then this hiring freeze expires.
 
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Re: Federal Hiring Freeze
Presidential Memorandum Regarding the Hiring Freeze

MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES

SUBJECT: Hiring Freeze

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order a freeze on the hiring of Federal civilian employees to be applied across the board in the executive branch. As part of this freeze, no vacant positions existing at noon on January 22, 2017, may be filled and no new positions may be created, except in limited circumstances. This order does not include or apply to military personnel. The head of any executive department or agency may exempt from the hiring freeze any positions that it deems necessary to meet national security or public safety responsibilities. In addition, the Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) may grant exemptions from this freeze where those exemptions are otherwise necessary.

Within 90 days of the date of this memorandum, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in consultation with the Director of OPM, shall recommend a long-term plan to reduce the size of the Federal Government's workforce through attrition. This order shall expire upon implementation of the OMB plan.

Contracting outside the Government to circumvent the intent of this memorandum shall not be permitted.

This hiring freeze applies to all executive departments and agencies regardless of the sources of their operational and programmatic funding, excepting military personnel.

In carrying out this memorandum, I ask that you seek efficient use of existing personnel and funds to improve public services and the delivery of these services. Accordingly, this memorandum does not prohibit making reallocations to meet the highest priority needs and to ensure that essential services are not interrupted and national security is not affected.

This memorandum does not limit the nomination and appointment of officials to positions requiring Presidential appointment or Senate confirmation, the appointment of officials to non-career positions in the Senior Executive Service or to Schedule C positions in the Excepted Service, or the appointment of any other officials who serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority. Moreover, it does not limit the hiring of personnel where such a limit would conflict with applicable law. This memorandum does not revoke any appointment to Federal service made prior to January 22, 2017.

This memorandum does not abrogate any collective bargaining agreement in effect on the date of this memorandum.

DONALD J. TRUMP
 
NATCA's statement...
Brothers and Sisters,


Today, President Trump issued an executive order (please see attached) instituting a hiring freeze for federal civilian employees, effective Jan. 22, 2017. We are still reviewing the order and all of its ramifications, but wanted you to have the information as soon as possible.


The order permits exceptions to the freeze in very limited circumstances. NATCA will be making the case with the Administration and others that our members’ positions should be exempted from the freeze.


Although the executive order is a concern at first glance, we are pleased that it does not allow contracting-out to be used to circumvent the hiring freeze and that the memorandum does not nullify any collective bargaining agreements.


Many of us read incorrect reports today that a pay freeze was also included in this executive order. It is not and it was not included in any other executive action issued today.


We will continue to update you as things develop.


In Solidarity,


Paul Rinaldi

President
 
NATCA will be making the case with the Administration and others that our members’ positions should be exempted from the freeze.

NATCA saying they will be making a case to consider ATC exempt? That's funny, because US public law has ATC listed as a public safety position.
Case has already been made and NATCA is just saying this to make members think they're doing something.
 
NATCA is just saying this to make members think they're doing something.

You may not be aware but NATCA has members that are not ATC, so they aren't just saying this to make members think they are doing something. They are actually fighting for those BUEs not considered public safety. Food for thought.
 
Why can't the FAA hire internally right now? We are already in the government. Why are lateral moves stopped? Also, why does it take this long to question whether we are public safety and exempt? We clearly are public safety. So what's the problem?
 
Has anyone from within the agency or know of any memo that came out about ATC hopefulls with TOL's? From my understanding the FAA is the only ones whom offer TOL's and they are trying to figure out if these would be included in the "job offer" portion of the current directions.
 
Has anyone from within the agency or know of any memo that came out about ATC hopefulls with TOL's? From my understanding the FAA is the only ones whom offer TOL's and they are trying to figure out if these would be included in the "job offer" portion of the current directions.

The memo said that any position with a start date after Feb 22 or without a confirmed start date will have to be reviewed by the department head to determine if the agency should revoke the offer or proceed.
 
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