Federal hiring freeze could cause more disruptions to military services
WASHINGTON — Officials are warning that military families could see more disruptions in services as a result of President Donald Trump’s temporary federal hiring freeze.
Staff shortages have already forced cutbacks in some child care services at U.S. military installations in the wake of Trump’s hiring freeze, which bans the Defense Department from hiring replacements for most employees who quit their jobs.
In addition to child care issues, commissaries and exchanges around the world report longer-than-usual lines. Some facilities have been forced to close or curb operating hours due to a shortage of employees, according to spokesmen for the organizations that run the on-post stores.
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