Trump Administration Makes Detrimental Announcement For Military Bases (DETAILS) ⋆ Epeak . Independent news and blogs
President Donald Trump and his entire team do not actually know what they’re doing in terms of effectively running a country, and it shows.
A ghastly incident that the Trump administration more than likely didn’t even see coming has just taken place on account of one of the first things that Donald Trump did as president.
To put it crudely, the Trump administration is comprised of idiots, on a factual level. The word “idiot” is derived in part from the Greek language, where the word’s forebear is defined as a “person lacking professional skill.” Oh boy, does the Trump team lack “professional skill.”
Way back towards the beginning of Donald’s presidency, on January 23 — what seems like ages ago — he signed a hiring freeze into law, putting a hold on any new hiring in all federal agencies except for the military. According to Military.com, this freeze has now forced at least two U.S. Army bases to temporarily roll back their on-base childcare programs.
That’s right — members of the U.S. Army, people who have pledged their lives to the protection of the people of the United States, and people that Trump, going into office, pledged to protect, have now been left largely without childcare.
Although a memo written up on February 1 by the Defense Department memo outlines an exemption from the hiring freeze for childcare services for military personnel, staff still have the special requirement to get clearance from high up army management before actually hiring people. This conundrum has forced the childcare programs at both Fort Knox, Kentucky, and at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, Germany, to all but close for the time being.
The notice sent out by Fort Knox brass to military families stationed at Fort Knox reads, in part:
‘We are prevented from bringing new caregivers on board but are still having our usual staff turnover and illnesses, which creates challenges to maintaining ratios and providing quality childcare.’
Any children presently enrolled in the base’s full day daycare program haven’t had their care taken away — yet — but all programs that are less then full day have been axed and no new children are being accepted into the full day program.
The notice from the U.S. base in Germany describes a similar situation, reading, in part, “The [partial day program] closure is a result of staff shortage due to the federal hiring freeze.”
There have already been a number of problems with staffing the military’s childcare programs, due in part to what Military.com calls “a sluggish background check system,” which led to waits that were in some cases years long to get into on-base childcare programs. Trump’s hiring freeze has only exacerbated all of this.
This is not the first time that the federal hiring freeze has affected military personnel. The veterans’ issues advocacy group VoteVets slammed Trump for the effect that the freeze has had on the VA health system, since no new medical staff was able to be hired in the wake of the freeze being signed into law.
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