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President Rolando issues Statement on the Trump Administration Hiring freeze

President Donald Trump issued an executive order to all federal departments and agencies to freeze all hiring effective Jan. 22, 2017.NALC President Fredric Rolando has issued the following statement to NALC members:

Based on our initial review and internal legal analysis, and following discussions with senior postal management, it is not clear whether yesterday’s executive order applies, in whole or in part, to the United States Postal Service.

Regardless, in our view, because the order specifically “does not abrogate any collective bargaining agreement in effect,” the directive cannot supersede the provisions of our National Agreement, including required conversions of CCA carriers to career status.

Management is seeking further clarification about the application of the executive order to the Postal Service.

We will report further information about this order as it becomes available.