On Jan. 23, 2017, the President of the United States directed all federal agencies to implement an across-the-board hiring freeze for civilian vacancies. This is an opportunity for the Department of Defense to assess its most critical responsibilities and develop a government-wide plan to optimize the size of the federal civilian workforce.
This hiring freeze is in effect until implementation of that long-term plan to reduce the size of the federal government's workforce through attrition. During this freeze, no vacant civilian position may be filled, no new position created and no contracts created to perform the work normally accomplished by those positions. The President's memorandum authorized exemptions for national security and public safety positions, and others essential to directly support the military mission.
DoD civilians are an integral part of the national military strategy, and are dedicated professionals who run and manage military installations and take care of the facilities and personnel on them. These professionals are an integral part of our national military strategy and we cannot accomplish our mission without them.
Updates as pertained to the hiring freeze will be posted as available.
CURRENT AS OF MARCH 13, 2017