Trump hiring freeze includes the VA

  1. A federal hiring freeze imposed by President Trump on Monday affects thousands of open jobs at the Department of Veterans Affairs, despite the half-million veterans still waiting longer than a month for VA appointments...

    ... The VA is currently advertising to fill more than 2,000 job openings on the federal hiring website, including for hundreds of nurses and doctors....
    Trump hiring freeze includes the short-staffed VA
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   herring_RN
    It seems to me we should not stop hiring people to care for our veterans.
    I do pray the problems can be improved at some VA facilities. For most veterans and nurses who know about the three VA facilities neat me and the rehab unit where I bring books, video games, and (yes) VHS tapes the problems are often less than many private hospitals and nursing homes.

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  4. by   Lil Nel
    I heard on NPR this morning the head of VA saying that necessary employees, which includes healthcare, will be exempt from hiring freeze. Hopefully he will stand up to Trump and continue to hire doctors and nurses.

    So much for Trump respecting our nation's veterans!
  5. by   rnmaybe
    Good, I was worried Bradley Manning would have to wait for his sex change operation.


    Quote from Lil Nel
    I heard on NPR this morning the head of VA saying that necessary employees, which includes healthcare, will be exempt from hiring freeze. Hopefully he will stand up to Trump and continue to hire doctors and nurses.

    So much for Trump respecting our nation's veterans!
  6. by   nursej22
    Quote from rnmaybe
    Good, I was worried Bradley Manning would have to wait for his sex change operation.
    I assume you have some expert knowledge with the VA providing courtmarshalled soldiers with gender-reassignment surgery?
  7. by   Lil Nel
    Quote from rnmaybe
    Good, I was worried Bradley Manning would have to wait for his sex change operation.
    Is this another Trump supporter demonstrating their respect for veterans?????
  8. by   Lil Nel
    Quote from rnmaybe
    Good, I was worried Bradley Manning would have to wait for his sex change operation.
    My comment was directly related to Trump's campaign promises to veterans that they would have top-notch care during his administration.

    You chose to respond with snark about Chelsea Manning, showing your disregard for the LBGTQ community.

    Your comment is the perfect example of why I literally have nothing to say to the other side.
  9. by   Mini2544
    Quote from Lil Nel
    I heard on NPR this morning the head of VA saying that necessary employees, which includes healthcare, will be exempt from hiring freeze. Hopefully he will stand up to Trump and continue to hire doctors and nurses.

    So much for Trump respecting our nation's veterans!

    Do you think the VA head just made that up? They obviously have approval from our president for hiring of necessary healthcare officials. So your bias filled comment about him caring for our veterans makes no sense.
    He specifically said the US Military wouldn't be affected. Obviously that includes vital employees for the VA.
  10. by   toomuchbaloney
    It seems that the VA decided that they would identify positions that would be exempt from the hiring freeze because Trump didn't actually make that clear.

    So, the VA will go right ahead and hire all manner of staff who are necessary for provision of VA health care for our veterans until someone in the Trump administration either corrects them or forgets.

    Democrats demand Trump exempt VA from hiring freeze
    Trump's Federal Hiring Freeze Could Hurt Vets: Officials | Military.com
  11. by   PMFB-RN
    Quote from Mini2544
    Do you think the VA head just made that up? They obviously have approval from our president for hiring of necessary healthcare officials. So your bias filled comment about him caring for our veterans makes no sense.
    He specifically said the US Military wouldn't be affected. Obviously that includes vital employees for the VA.
    VA employees are NOT included in "the military". It not only not "obvious", its absurd to say so.

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