AF civilian hiring resumes after freeze lifted

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  • By Richard Salomon
  • Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
The Air Force Personnel Center is partnering with customers with the goal of resuming normal “first-in, first-out” operations since the government-wide hiring freeze ended in early April 2017.

Based on Air Force priorities, AFPC personnel are first working all pending firm job offers where tentative offers have already been made and actions where selections have been made but no tentative job offer has been issued. They are currently working more than 12,000 requests for personnel action.

“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, the AFPC’s civilian sustainment and transitions programs division chief.

In addition to the lifting of the hiring freeze, an Office of Management and Budget memorandum directs each government agency to develop a reform plan as part of a broader effort to reform the government and reduce the size of the federal civilian workforce. As a result, Air Force leaders have been directed to scrutinize recruitment actions that are being sent to AFPC to make sure the positions accurately reflect mission needs.

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