DeSantis Endorses Schedule F Ahead of Possible Presidential Run

The Florida governor, widely expected to run for president in 2024, called for “cleaning out” science agencies like the CDC, NIH and FDA.


The Spoils System Still Threatens the Civil Service

Donald F. Kettl and Daniel Chenok join the podcast to discuss merit systems and modernization.


Say No to Politicizing the Civil Service, But Yes to More Flexibility

Banning exceptions to standard federal personnel rules could make agency-specific reforms more difficult.


A Broken Civil Service System Could Break Government

Jeffrey Neal joins the podcast again to talk about the pace of change in modernizing the federal workforce.


Lawmakers Are Doubling Down on the Effort to Prevent the Next Schedule F

The latest legislative proposal to block presidents from unilaterally stripping federal workers of their civil service protections creates additional barriers to reclassifying employees.


How Public Sector Unions Are Adjusting to a Post-Trump World

Erich Wagner joins the podcast to discuss the state of organized labor in federal workplaces.


Why Do Americans Fear Government So Much?

Lisa Parshall joins the podcast to discuss the new edition of her book on the administrative state and the differences in administration between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.


Year of the Living Dead: How Schedule F Continued to Threaten to Upend the Civil Service in 2022

The Trump administration’s abortive effort to strip thousands of federal workers of their civil service protections continues to cast its shadow on government.


GovExec Daily: 2022 In Review

Tom Shoop joins the podcast to discuss the biggest stories of the year.


GovExec Daily: A Politicized Civil Service is Coming, if Congress Doesn't Act

The Project on Government Oversight's Joe Spielberger joins the podcast to discuss the looming Schedule F threat.


Trump, Who Tried to Weaken Feds' Civil Service Protections, Announces 2024 Run

Prior to Tuesday’s announcement, the former president endorsed plans to reimplement Schedule F if he returned to the White House.


GovExec Daily: The Fight to Codify Civil Service Protections

Dr. Donald Kettl joins the podcast to discuss the future of anti-Schedule F legislation.

Exclusive Workforce

Sen. Kaine is ‘Optimistic’ an Anti-Schedule F Bill Will Get a Floor Vote This Year

The Democratic senator described Republican arguments that the Trump administration’s abortive effort to make thousands of federal workers effectively at-will employees was aimed at dealing with poor performers as “not honest.”


Federal Employee Advocates and Scholars All Are Urging Congress to Enact Anti-Schedule F Legislation

With the window to pass a bill preventing presidents from unilaterally creating new job classifications closing at the end of the year, good government and federal employee advocates warn of potential grave consequences for inaction.


The Senate’s Defense Authorization Act Omits Most Workforce Provisions, For Now

Although many workforce-related policies included in the House-passed version of the annual defense policy bill are not included in the Senate’s latest draft of the bill, most could be added as amendments next month.


GovExec Daily: Feds Will Pay More Toward Health Care Premiums This Coming Year

Erich Wagner joins the podcast to discuss Federal Employees Health Benefits Program premiums.


Senate Democrats Are Pushing to Prevent Another Schedule F, As Part of the Defense Policy Bill

Two senators hope to attach the text of the Preventing a Patronage System Act to the fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act, following the House’s lead.


Only Two Agencies Had Submitted Their Schedule F Plans for Approval Before Its Rescission, But Several Others Had Begun Work

Officials with the Office of Personnel Management told the Government Accountability Office that it did not issue regulations on the controversial executive order because they wanted to “observe” how agencies would implement it first.