• OPM Orders Implementation of Workforce Executive Orders as Injunction Expires

    OPM Orders Implementation of Workforce Executive Orders as Injunction Expires

    The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has authorized agencies to begin implementation President Trump’s 2018 executive orders on workforce management and labor relations. Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit declined to hear the union appeal, triggering the expiration of an earlier court injunction against the orders.

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Chaffetz Warns Agencies Not to Hasten Hiring

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Last week, Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, sent a letter to agency heads, stating the anticipated hiring freeze did not entitle them to accelerate the hiring process to fill current openings. 

More Lawmakers Request Hiring Freeze Exemptions

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Following reports that several military bases have had to shut down childcare programs due to the hiring freeze, two Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (OGR) sent a letter requesting an exemption from the freeze.

Questions About the Hiring Freeze? OPM Has the Answers

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To help clear up confusion around the federal hiring freeze, the Office of Personnel Management released a guidance to address the specific recruitment activities agencies may participate in during the freeze.

Senate Democrats Draw the Line on Funding

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Members of the Democratic leadership in the Senate are urging Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to carefully consider what will be included in the essential government funding bill that must pass next month, warning that they would shut down the government if any “poison pills” – such as funding for the proposed border wall – are included.

Virginia Senators Grill OMB Nominee on Hiring Freeze

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One day after signing an across the board hiring freeze, with limited exemptions for military personnel and national security purposes, President Trump’s pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) was met with a sharp line of questioning from Democratic Virginia Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine.

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