“A hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce the federal workforce through attrition (exempting military, public safety, and public health).”
Update: President Trump Signs An Executive Order Instituting A Federal Hiring Freeze
Date: January 23th, 2017
“President Donald Trump signed three executive actions this morning, killing the Trans-Pacific partnership, instituting a federal hiring freeze, and restoring the Mexico City policy, which bans federal funds from being used to fund abortions.
Trump specified that the hiring freeze for federal workers would not apply to the military.”
“President Trump signed three executive orders on trade Monday morning — one withdraws the U.S. from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), another reinstates the Mexico City policy dealing with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and abortion access, and a third freezes federal workforce hiring.”
“President Trump signed three presidential directives Monday, withdrawing U.S. support for a Pacific trade deal, imposing a hiring freeze in civilian agencies, and restoring the so-called Mexico City policy that prohibits U.S. aid from supporting international groups that promote abortion.
When Chief of Staff Reince Priebus handed him an order directing a hiring freeze, Trump emphasized, “Except for the military.””