NARFE, lawmakers urge President-elect to reconsider federal hiring freeze
With NARFE’s support, 106 lawmakers signed Rep. Stephen F. Lynch’s, D-MA, letter to President-elect Donald Trump urging him to reconsider implementing a hiring freeze on January 20. Trump announced his intention to freeze federal hiring in his “
Contract with the American Voter
” with the exception of the military, public safety officials and public health officers.
from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the letter noted that prior hiring freezes did not result in a smaller federal workforce and actually decreased efficiency, transparency and accountability. The letter also mentioned some of the 21st century challenges that an already stretched thin federal workforce likely will face.
A hiring freeze could hamper agency missions and prevent the best and brightest from entering public service. Detailed plans on a potential hiring freeze have not yet been released by Trump’s transition team. A copy of Rep. Lynch’s letter can be found
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