Federal hiring freeze does not effect LANL

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By Tris DeRoma

President Donald Trump’s federal hiring freeze will not have any effect on the management, operations or hiring practices at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Speaking on background, officials with the National Nuclear Security Administration and the LANL said that’s because operations and management of the lab are done through a private contractor, they are exempt from the federal hiring freeze.
The order, released Monday, does not include contracted employees.
Lab officials said that unless the hiring restrictions specifically call out contract employees, they do not apply to Los Alamos National Security LLC employees. Trump’s order does not apply to military personnel, or employees who are engaged in matters of national security or public safety.
“The head of any executive department or agency may exempt from the hiring freeze any positions that it deems necessary to meet national security or public safety responsibilities,” Trump’s order said. “In addition, the Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) may grant exemptions from this freeze where those exemptions are otherwise necessary.”  
The hiring freeze is part of Trump’s directive to reduce the size of the federal government.

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