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  • Trump Lifting Federal Hiring Freeze

    04/12/2017 1:47:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NPR ^ | April 12, 2017
    The Trump administration is lifting a federal hiring freeze as of Wednesday morning. White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney announced the policy change in a briefing to reporters Tuesday. Cautioning "this does not mean agencies will be free to hire willy-nilly," Mulvaney said the across-the-board hiring freeze the president imposed by executive order three days after taking office in January is being replaced with a "smarter plan, a more strategic plan, a more surgical plan." Trump's hiring freeze was never really across the board; it exempted military personnel, who make up more than a third of the federal workforce, and...
  • D.C. region braces for shock from Trump effect on spending, federal workforce

    02/12/2017 6:56:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/12/17 | Robert McCartney
    The Washington region’s prospects aren’t all bad under the Trump administration. A top local economist joked at a recent business conference that demonstrators flocking to rallies in the District will drop bundles of cash, spurring growth from “protest tourism.” But the area is bracing for shock at the hands of a reinvent-the-rules president who routinely insults the city and a Republican-led Congress that for years has sought to shrink the federal government that is the area’s principal employer. Officials and analysts expect sharp cuts in federal nondefense spending, which would strain local budgets nationwide and pose a particular threat to...
  • Promise fulfilled: Trump freezes federal hiring amid demands for “diversity”

    01/24/2017 8:08:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/24/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    It was one of the promises Donald Trump made on the campaign trail which drew widespread approbation from conservatives while spurring varying degrees of either anger or depression among the beltway crowd. Trump said that it would be more of an ax than a new broom when it comes to the size of the federal workforce and he would freeze hiring if elected. The pledge led as many as a third of federal workers to say they might walk off the job if he was elected. So would he really do it? Well… that didn’t take long. (Government Executive)...
  • Federal workers eye $40,000 'buyout' to duck Trump jobs freeze, cuts

    01/03/2017 9:50:17 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies
    As President-elect Trump readies to take control of Washington where he has promised a hiring freeze or worse, worried are federal workers are looking to a new $40,000 buyout program set up at the Pentagon but expected to be expanded to other departments. Several trade publications that cover federal workers and legislation said that the buyout, increased in legislation from $25,000, will likely be a hit in the Defense Department as the Pentagon moves to cut headquarters staff. The cash is available to civilian bureaucrats. It was included in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017. Some federal...
  • Darrell Issa: Time for a Hiring Freeze (For the Federal Government)

    10/06/2010 7:09:13 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/06/2010 | Darrel Issa
    While millions of Americans struggle to find work, the federal civilian workforce has prospered. Federal employees’ salaries and benefits have spiked over the past decade. In fact, their compensation advantage over workers in the private sector has grown since 2000 from about $24,000 to almost $51,000. Not even the recession has slowed this trend. Unemployment remains dangerously high, and the number of poor is at its highest level since 1959. But as the private sector has lost 7.7 million jobs since December 2007, the federal government has added 212,100 jobs. Unlike the private sector, the federal government is largely unaffected...
  • Memorandum Directing a Federal Employee Hiring Freeze

    02/05/2010 3:56:15 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 8 replies · 473+ views
    University of Texas Archives ^ | January 20,1981 | Ronald Reagan
    January 20, 1981 Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies Subject: Hiring Freeze I am ordering today a strict freeze on the hiring of Federal civilian employees to be applied across the board in the executive branch. This action is necessary because the national budget is out of control. Estimates of Federal spending for fiscal years 1981 and 1982 have -- in a single year -- increased by $100 billion. Last July, during my campaign for the Presidency, I pledged that we would take this action as a first step towards controlling the growth and size of government...
  • Report: 501 hired in state despite freeze (PA-Fast Eddie alert)

    02/01/2009 6:37:35 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 6 replies · 721+ views
    The Morning Call ^ | 1/31/09 | John L. Micek
    Five hundred one people have been added to the state payroll at a cost of $12.35 million since Gov. Ed Rendell imposed a hiring freeze, according to a report prepared for Republican lawmakers and obtained by The Morning Call. Asked about the report, the Democratic Rendell administration said four of every five of those employees hold public safety positions that were exempted from the statewide freeze. About 100 state workers outside of public safety positions have been hired since Rendell's Sept. 16 announcement, spokesman Chuck Ardo said Friday. There are 78,000 state employees. ''Remember that the public safety agencies were...
  • Justice Dept. hit with hiring freeze

    01/12/2007 11:46:51 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 461+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/12/07 | Lara Jakes Jordan - ap
    WASHINGTON - A hiring freeze has hit two federal crime fighting agencies and a third has slowed its recruitment efforts because of congressional budget delays that some officials say threaten efforts to combat terrorism and violent crime. The hiring crunch is largely the result of Congress' failure to approve the Justice Department's 2007 spending request. Lawmakers who oversee spending bills are now negotiating how much — if at all — to increase government spending. In the meantime, the agencies are being funded according to last year's budget levels. Justice Department agencies feeling the squeeze are: _The Drug Enforcement Agency. A...
  • Border Patrol in alien 'hell'

    07/12/2004 8:10:59 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 17 replies · 1,144+ views
    WND ^ | July 12, 2004 | Paul Sperry
    his is a WorldNetDaily printer-friendly version of the article which follows. To view this item online, visit Monday, July 12, 2004 HOMELAND INSECURITY Border Patrol in alien 'hell' Despite new anti-terrorism demands, DHS freezes payrolls, frees illegals Posted: July 12, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Paul Sperry © 2004 WASHINGTON – Despite increased anti-terror demands, immigration inspectors guarding the nation's borders are laboring under an internal budget crisis that has forced freezes on overtime pay and new hiring – as well as the release of hundreds of illegal immigrants from detention centers. The funding crisis, which some lawmakers...
  • CA: Hiring freeze officially to end

    06/28/2004 8:27:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 183+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 6/28/04 | Alexa H. Bluth
    Beginning Thursday, California state government will not be subject to a hiring freeze for the first time in nearly three years. The Schwarzenegger administration is not extending the state's longtime hiring freeze after it expires July 1. Instead, state agency heads will be able to decide on their own how to pare spending, according to the governor's budget. On paper, the change signifies an abrupt end to what has been a sweeping policy for much of the state's ongoing budget crisis. But in reality, officials said, the ranks of state workers are not likely to swell anytime soon because money...
  • CA: Davis extends hiring freeze, remains upbeat about budget

    07/01/2003 5:02:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 216+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 7/1/03 | Tom Chorneau - AP
    <p>SACRAMENTO - With little apparent substance to support his optimism, Gov. Gray Davis said Tuesday that he believes progress has been made on the state's budget crisis and expressed hope an agreement could be reached by the end of next week.</p>
  • Total of 26,844 Promotions during current state "Hiring Freeze" (California outrage alert)

    12/16/2002 12:50:56 PM PST · by Saundra Duffy · 25 replies · 414+ views
    Capitol Weekly (Sacramento, CA) ^ | December 16, 2002 | Saundra Duffy
    According to this week's edition of "Capitol Weekly" (Sacramento CA) 1,879 state employees were promoted during October 2002 alone - right in the thick of the "hiring freeze" instituted by Gov. Gray Davis due to the budget crisis in the state. LOL! Names of the people getting promoted, departments & SALARIES are printed in this paper! LOL!! In addition, a total of 26,844 promotions DURING CURRENT STATE HIRING FREEZE have taken place. LOL!! Again, names of the lucky people who got promotions, along with department & SALARY, are printed, too. LOL!!!! And finally, over 500 new state vacancies are advertised...
  • State hires despite freeze

    05/21/2002 7:13:24 AM PDT · by let freedom sing · 27 replies · 479+ views ^ | May 21, 2002 | John Hill -- Bee Capitol Bureau
    <p>Exemptions allow 9,000 to join the rolls even as the deficit grows. More than 9,000 new workers joined the state payroll under a hiring freeze imposed by Gov. Gray Davis as state finances hit the skids last fall.</p> <p>In the five months after the freeze began in October, state hiring was down just 29 percent compared with the same period the previous year, a Bee analysis found.</p>