The Department of Veterans Affairs has released a detailed list of positionsthat will be exempt from the recently enacted federal hiring freeze. This list also includes certain positions at the National Cemetery Administration.
“The Department of Veterans Affairs intends to exempt anyone it deems necessary for public health and safety, including frontline caregivers,” acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Snyder said in a statement. “The president and VA remain committed to seeing that our veterans receive the quality care and benefits they’ve earned. This is the right thing to do for our veterans.”
Positions which support the completion of various construction processes will also be exempt, but on a case-by-case basis. Is is important to note the exclusion of several critical positions, such as benefits claims specialists, vital to the mission of the VA.
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