24 Feb '17, 10pm

Federal hiring freeze may mean reduced hours, even closures, for some military exchanges

There are exemptions to the hiring freeze outlined in the memo that apply to some programs and services for military families, included because Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has deemed them "necessary to meet national security or public safety responsibilities," according to the guidance: Those who provide child care to children of military personnel. Those at the installation level providing direct support to the prevention of child abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, and suicide, and providing support to those who are affected. Those who perform mortuary affairs activities and other directly related services to properly care for the fallen and their families. Those who provide inpatient care at military treatment facilities, and provide acute and emergency outpatient care in military medical and dental facilities. Also, jobs involving communicable disease prevention...

Full article: http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/federal-hiring-free...

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