Whenever a new party takes over the White House, it is not uncommon for there to be a hiring freeze with respect to federal employees. Traditionally, this is a relatively short-term measure designed to give the new administration time to decide what its priorities will be and how those priorities will shape the composition of the various federal agencies.
However, regardless of what your feelings are about President Donald J. Trump, this recent hiring does not appear to be business as usual. The reason for this is because Mr. Trump has promised to drastically reduce the size of government and slash the federal work force. It seems the recent hiring freeze rolled out in an executive order may be in place for quite some time to come. Continue reading →