USPS unclear on impact of Trump’s federal hiring freeze

naps-logoNAPS received the following statement from USPS Headquarters on January 24, 2017 at 5:38 p.m. ET regarding the 2017 Hiring Freeze.

“The Postal Service provides an essential service to the people and businesses of the United States, and is a critical part of our nation’s infrastructure.  In view of our independent status, past Executive Orders imposing hiring freezes on Executive Departments and Agencies have not applied to the Postal Service.  We have reached out to the Administration to discuss this matter.”

2017 Hiring Freeze

Priebus Memo

NAPS HQ received the above memos and is in the process of reviewing them.  In addition, NAPS reached out to USPS Headquarters on the potential impact of these memos on the Postal Service   NAPS received the following statement from USPS Headquarters on January 24, 2017 at 5:38 p.m. ET regarding the 2017 Hiring Freeze.

The Postal Service provides an essential service to the people and businesses of the United States, and is a critical part of our nation’s infrastructure.  In view of our independent status, past Executive Orders imposing hiring freezes on Executive Departments and Agencies have not applied to the Postal Service.  We have reached out to the Administration to discuss this matter.

NAPS will update information on the Breaking News section and Legislative Center of the NAPS website as additional information becomes available.

Source: The National Association of Postal Supervisors

2 thoughts on “USPS unclear on impact of Trump’s federal hiring freeze

  1. Now we’re federal employees?? Which is it Postal employees or Federal employees?? Be careful with your answer….

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