OMB issues guidance on hiring freeze
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Jan 30, 2017
The Office of Management and Budget has released additional details on how to execute the executive order issuing a government-wide hiring freeze.
In a statement on the White House website, Acting OMB Director Mark Sandy said the guidance aims to help agency leaders take the appropriate and immediate actions needed to implement the freeze.
The guidance to agency leaders said that as of noon Jan. 22, agencies cannot fill existing vacant positions or create new positions; those with a job offers before Jan. 22 with a start date on or before Feb. 22, 2017 should report to work on that day; those with job offers that do not include a start date, or that date is after Feb. 22, need to decide whether the position meets guidelines to begin work.
Additional guidance, such as details on exemptions, potential reporting requirements and other issues will be released soon, according to the memo.