The federal hiring freeze imposed by President Trump earlier this year has now been lifted.

FOX's Jon Decker has more from the White House:

White House officials expect agencies to staff up only in areas slated for expansion under the President's budget proposal.

That means that the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs can now begin filling vacant positions.

But other agencies, facing budget cuts, such as the EPA, will be expected to downsize their workforce.

President Trump's budget blueprint has proposed deep cuts to education and health care programs, including the elimination of at least 60 agencies and programs along with steep personnel cuts in others.

At the White House, Jon Decker, FOX News.