Hiring Freeze on all Federal Employees
Current Status: FulfilledAs of
"[O]n the first day of my term of office, my administration will immediately pursue the following six measures to clean up the corruption and special interest collusion in Washington, DC:
SECOND, a hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce federal workforce through attrition (exempting military, public safety, and public health);"
- "Donald Trump's Contract With The American Voter," October 2016
Action on on this promise would not require an act of Congress. For instance, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan put freezes into effect during their presidencies.
He didn't execute on his first full day in office, but on January 23rd, Trump issued a presidential memorandum imposing a hiring freeze throughout the federal government on non-military workers.