Congresswoman Claudia Tenney and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer are urging the Department of Defense to exempt the DFAS facility in Rome from any government-wide hiring freeze.

The lawmakers are asking the DoD to work closely with DFAS leadership to ensure that the agency's workforce is maintained.and that jobs lost through attrition are not impacted by the freeze.

Schumer and Tenney say DFAS is critical in supporting the readiness of our military.

DFAS Rome is not only a vital employer in our community, but it also plays an important role in executing financial functions that support the day-to-day operations of the U.S. Army. Therefore, ensuring that DFAS is permitted to maintain their workforce will allow the facility to continue to provide the highest level of service to our Armed Forces. We ask that Secretary Mattis and the DoD consider our request to exempt DFAS from the hiring freeze,” said Tenney.

President Trump's hiring freeze went into effect on January 23rd.

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