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Agencies to Have Wide Latitude In Deciding Which Jobs to Strip of Civil Service Protections

OPM issued initial instructions Friday for implementing a Trump executive order that allows federal policy-making positions to be converted from career jobs to at-will appointments.

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Viewpoint: The Mismanagement Was Bad Enough. Now They Want to Tear the System Down

President Trump has launched an assault on the very foundations of American administrative government.

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The Coronavirus Surge That Will Define the Next 4 Years

Cases are rising in all but nine states. Unlike the past two waves, this one has no epicenter.

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GovExec Daily: The Consequences of DeJoy's USPS Changes

Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss an IG report on the Postal Service's recent service changes.

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Governance Experts Assail White House Effort to Strip Federal Employees of Rights

Good government groups, unions and lawmakers were nearly unanimous in their scorching criticism of an executive order that could strip protections for hundreds of thousands and politicize the federal workforce.

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Senators Look to Block Land Management Chief After Court Mandated His Removal

William Perry Pendley says he is still running BLM despite court order that he vacate the position.

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Trump’s Order Sets the Stage for Loyalty Tests for Thousands of Feds

The president’s executive order sweeps aside 140 years of federal policy promoting professional expertise.

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House Democrats Renew Calls for Bill Giving Election Agency More Funding and Responsibility 

The “For the People Act” would bolster funding and responsibilities for the Election Assistance Commission.

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‘Stunning’ Executive Order Would Politicize Civil Service

President Trump signs directive that would potentially pull thousands of federal employees in "policy-making" positions out of the competitive service, making them at-will employees.

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Headlines GOP Fundraiser as COVID-19 Cases Surge

Electioneering by a cabinet secretary is unusual by historical standards, but Trump administration officials continue to show no reluctance to play politics.

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Viewpoint: The Postal Service Will Deliver on Mail-In Voting

The election outcome will impact the policy path the Postal Service will follow in the years to come, argues a former chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission.

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Census Pulls Back on Year-End Delivery Commitment, Pushes Decision to Career Staff

Rushing in an effort to truncate the data processing timeline has "some risks," bureau official admits.

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Advisory Agency Recommends Phaseout and Replacement of Disability Employment Program

The National Council on Disability raised concerns about the AbilityOne Program’s fulfillment of goals for moving more employees into higher paying jobs.

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Trump Administration Requests Info on Contractor Diversity Training as Officials Seek to Clarify What’s Allowed

Federal officials now say at least some unconscious bias training is all right under a recent controversial executive order.

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Public Administration Professors Decry Trump 'Weaponization' of Mismanagement

Open letter signed by more than 120 academics and former government officials accuses administration appointees of “routine and intentional administrative malpractice.”

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Who Decides When Vaccine Studies Are Done? Internal Documents Show Fauci Plays a Key Role.

Dr. Anthony Fauci will see data from government-funded vaccine trials before the FDA does. One caveat: Pfizer’s study, which is ahead of the others, isn’t included in his purview.

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Impasses Panel, Union Debate Appellate Court Decision’s Impact on Appointments Challenge

Government attorneys cited a recent D.C. Circuit Court decision in support of the argument that appointees to the Federal Service Impasses Panel should not require Senate confirmation.

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House Democrats Seek to Reduce Corporate Influence in the Federal Government

A group of progressive-leaning House Democrats urged the Senate to not confirm lobbyists or C-suite officials for political appointments.