DOJ To Lift Hiring Freeze After Budget Boost, Holder Says

Law360, Washington (February 10, 2014, 7:43 PM ET) -- The U.S Department of Justice will end a three-year-long hiring freeze after winning additional funds in the $1.012 trillion omnibus spending agreement passed by Congress last month, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday.

Sharp budget cuts stemming from sequestration had strained the resources of the DOJ in recent years, forcing it to adopt “extraordinary” measures such a hiring freeze put in place in 2011, Holder said in a video message posted to the DOJ website. These cuts have been “acutely felt” by federal employees and...
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