US Office of Personnel Management announces layoffs as US offices prepare to shut down
US office of the Office of Management and Budget has announced it will be closing its workforce.
US government agencies and local governments will be left with only the temporary and temporary contractors who will be available to take on the remaining staff, and the employees will be replaced with new hires.
The government’s temporary contractors will continue to work in the agency’s facilities, and employees will still be eligible for overtime pay, but they will not be paid for the work.
In a statement released Friday, the Office said it was closing the workforce “in order to focus our resources on the priorities of our mission.”
Employees will be able to apply for jobs in other agencies, such as in the public safety, energy and public health departments, but the agency said it is “considering whether to continue our work with the temporary contractors.”
The Office said in a statement that it is making changes in the hiring process that are consistent with its mission, including: reducing the number of temporary contractors and their compensation