It was generally reported that President Obama and President-Elect Donald Trump had an agreement to freeze Federal hiring from December 6th onward. That agreement seems to have been buried by the hiring and promoting frenzy that is occurring in some Federal agencies. There is always someone who didn’t get the memo. Is this another case of ham-stringing Donald Trump?
As Written By Thomas Lifson for American Thinker:
The Obama administration is attempting to hamstring the successor Trump administration by hiring large numbers of new staff, and promoting existing employees before it leaves office. Lisa Rein and Juliet Eilperin report in the Washington Post:
Several federal agencies are accelerating hiring in the final days of the Obama administration to ensure that as many new employees as possible are in place before President-elect Donald Trump imposes a promised hiring freeze.
Leaders at these agencies are filling open positions with transfers and outside hires and are making internal promotions before Trump takes office Jan. 20, according to internal documents and interviews.
It appears that a prior agreement is being flouted:
Sean Spicer, the incoming White House press secretary, said in an interview late Friday that an agreement was struck in November that no new hires would be made after Dec. 1……
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