Guidance: Federal Civilian Hiring Freeze

The Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) have released additional guidance on the Federal civilian personnel hiring freeze. The guidance provides additional details to agencies on the exemptions to the hiring freeze, as well as lays out the process that agencies can take to request additional exemptions from OPM if they deem it necessary.

We are confident that this guidance clarifies many agency questions and concerns on how to implement the hiring freeze. A copy of the memorandum is attached for your convenience.  A 508-compliant version of the guidance is available online for the benefit of visually-impaired readers at