The federal government-wide hiring freeze
enacted by President Donald Trump in January has been lifted, and the
Air Force Personnel Center (AFPC) is working to resume normal hiring
procedures. Their first order of business, however, is to make progress
on the backlog of tentative job offers left over from the freeze period.
AFPC said it is currently working on “more than 12,000 requests for
personnel action,” according to an AFPC press release. “We are
continuing to work with leadership from the major and combatant commands
regarding critical hires and actions already in the works here at
AFPC,” said Christine Armstrong, civilian sustainment and transitions
programs division chief. A memorandum from the Office of Budget and
Management directed government agencies to produce a “reform plan” to
fit with the Trump Administration’s goal to “reduce the size of the
federal civilian workforce,” according to the release.
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