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Weather Service employees to the Hill: Save us from Trump's 'hiring freeze'

Posted by Chris in Tampa on 12/9/2016, 7:28 pm

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/12/09/weather-service-employees-to-the-hill-save-us-from-trumps-hiring-freeze/



When Donald Trump was elected on Nov. 8, the National Weather Service Employees Organization grew anxious. One of the president-elect's proposals is "a hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce federal workforce," except in the case of the military, public safety or public health.

So, are meteorologists in the business of "public safety"? The National Weather Service's mission is to "protect lives and property" through forecasts and warnings, and a straightforward reading would suggest the answer is yes. But the NWSEO isn't making any assumptions.


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"There are currently 650 vacant positions across the NWS, many of them are 'Emergency Essential,' " Luciani said in an email, "meaning those employees are critical to the life-saving mission of the NWS, so they must report to work (in hurricanes, floods, blizzards, furloughs, etc.)."

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some NWS offices becoming part-time? - cypresstx, 12/4/2016, 8:40 am

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