Federal Hiring Freeze

President Trump signs first executive order
President Trump signs first executive order

Today, President Trump implemented a federal hiring freeze. According to the presidential memorandum, the hiring freeze applies to all executive branch agencies and is effective as of noon January 22, meaning that no new federal civilian positions can be created or filled after this time, unless they meet an exception. The freeze exempts military personnel and provides agencies with the ability to continue to fill vacant civilian positions that have “national security or public safety responsibilities.”

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