VA announced exemptions to the federal hiring freeze in the president’s memo dated January 23, 2017. The authorities outlined in the president’s memo provide VA the ability to continue filling essential positions that provide public safety services to our Veterans. We strongly believe that these exemptions are in line with the president’s intent.

“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. “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.”

View the VA memorandum on exemptions by clicking here.

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  1. Shannon Hanley January 29, 2017 at 12:36 am

    Plain and simple we need staff ! Fast ! Keep our competent nurses both RN’s and LPN’s.

  2. James January 27, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    so the VA is complaining about the hiring freeze and yet I have applied to the VA numerous times and was turned down even when I exceeded the requirement.

  3. Brian Meredith January 27, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    What about vacant recruiting positions who enable these “critical positions” to be advertised and filled?

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