Marine Corps freeze civilian hiring for three months

////Marine Corps freeze civilian hiring for three months

Marine Corps freeze civilian hiring for three months

The Marine Corps announced last Friday that it was immediately implementing a 90-day, service-wide freeze on all hiring.  According to the announcement, the move is part of the Marine Corps action in response to Secretary Gates’ call for DoD components to reduce overhead costs and institute savings initiatives.  The Commandant has directed a complete assessment of USMC civilian labor, including contractors.  The freeze will enable Marine Corps headquarters to complete the assessment and to establish guidelines to manage payroll and develop strategic workforce planning.   The announcement directs USMC commands to cancel all current requests for personnel action for hires or promotions for the duration of the freeze.  No temporary, term, or contractor personnel can be used to fill civilian positions affected by the freeze. However, some actions are allowed under the freeze, including:   directed reassignments; noncompetitive temporary promotions for 120 days or less; within-grade increases; performance bonuses and quality step increases; and tentative written offers that were in place before the freeze went into effect.  In addition, actions involving some specific positions are exempted from the freeze.  These include positions for Next Generation Enterprise Network and CYBERCOM, overseas positions, career trainees or interns who are to be converted to permanent appointment, promotions in career ladder positions, and hiring of “first responders.”

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  1. jas19 December 20, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Seriously. Civilian Hiring Freeze but lets give some folks a QSI, performance bonus or temporarily promote staff. Sounds selective to me.

  2. Louis January 4, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Are you serious? Everyone above
    GS-11 is already receiving the QSI’s. When I saW the need for a GS-14, Step 6 to receive a QSI that’s when I said internal Gov’t is corrupt, and something REALLY needs to be done! Dang… I wish I know the right folks for “whistle blowing” cause there are too many Non-bias Comprtrollers, OIC’s, Deputies, etc… that truly don’t care about a budget.

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