Labor Secretary Tom Perez has told lawmakers he will not be issuing the long-awaited guidance on how the Department should prioritize the hiring of permanent and temporary workers.
The document, which was expected to be released Monday, was first reported by The Hill.
The Trump administration has made staffing decisions in the past that have been seen as politicized, but Perez said he would not make any of the decisions on this issue.
He also said he was not going to issue a draft of the memo.
“I think we’re on the cusp of a major reorganization,” Perez said on the Senate floor in late March.
But it’s not enough. “
The Department of Justice has worked hard to achieve this goal.
But it’s not enough.
We must be a model of equal opportunity, fair and equal pay, and fair access to the labor market for all Americans.”
Perez also said that the Whitehouse should hire and retain at least 20 percent of all the workforce to be the top hiring priority, a goal the Trump administration is aiming for.
Perez said that this was part of a broader goal of doubling the number of Americans employed in the U.S. workforce by 2027.
He added that hiring at the rate of about 8,000 new workers a month would be sufficient to achieve that goal.
Perez also called for hiring more permanent employees.
“If you want to have a workforce that is capable of doing the job, you need to hire more permanent workers than we have now,” he said.
“But I’m going to work to ensure that we’re able to achieve these goals.
That’s why I’m not going at the moment to issue any final guidance on this.”