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- ADMINISTRATION ISSUES FREEZE ON HIRING TOP CAREER OFFICIALS EFFECTIVE DEC 7 - November 22, 2016
Obama Freezes SES Hiring and Gives Appointees a Resignation Deadline
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
The Obama administration has issued a freeze on hiring new top career officials through the remainder of his presidency, effective Dec. 7, saying the pause will better empower President-elect Donald Trump’s appointees to influence their agencies upon taking office.
The Office of Personnel Management will impose a governmentwide moratorium on Qualifications Review Board cases required to approve the appointments of individuals to SES positions. OPM said the freeze is “intended to preserve the prerogatives of an incoming agency head.”
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