Some call it “Obama’s Army”:
— Tracy Beanz (@tracybeanz) October 24, 2020
While you were sleeping #Trump issued an edict that eliminates job protections for tens of thousands (maybe millions) of federal employees, all involved in policy-making. It paves the way for a mass firing of govt employees.
— Laurie Garrett (@Laurie_Garrett) October 23, 2020
Trump issues sweeping order stripping job protections from tens of thousands of federal employees
By LISA REIN AND ERIC YODER | The Washington Post | Published: October 22, 2020
President Donald Trump has fired his biggest broadside yet this week against a federal bureaucracy he has moved to remake with an executive order that would remove job security from an estimated tens of thousands of civil servants.
The directive, issued late Wednesday, strips long-held civil service protections from employees whose work involves policymaking, allowing them to be dismissed with little cause or recourse, much like the political appointees who come and go with each administration.
Federal scientists, attorneys, regulators, public health experts and many others in senior roles would lose rights to due process and in some cases, union representation, at agencies across the government. The White House declined to say how many jobs would be swept into a class of employees with fewer civil service rights, but civil service experts and union leaders estimated anywhere from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands in a workforce of 2.1 million.
It would be a profound reimagining of the career workforce, but one that may end up as a statement of purpose rather than anything else. The order fast-tracks a process that gives agencies until Jan. 19 to review potentially affected jobs. That’s a day before the next presidential inauguration. An administration under Democratic nominee Joe Biden would be unlikely to allow the changes to proceed.
Translation of last line: VOTE FOR POTUS TO END THE DEEP STATE BUREAUCRACY!!!!
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“I am calling this a declaration of war on the civil service,” said Richard Loeb, senior policy counsel for the American Federation of Government Employees, the largest union representing federal workers.
Political appointees ultimately call the shots on policy direction, but career employees advise them on how to follow the law and implement their priorities.
h/t Inquire Within