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.

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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.


GovExec Daily: Protecting the Professional Civil Service

The Professional Managers Association's Chad Hooper joins the podcast to discuss the Preventing a Patronage System Act.


The House Has Approved a Bill to Prevent Future Schedules F

Despite the support of more than 30 good government groups, Republicans remained largely opposed to the measure.


GovExec Daily: The Law That Transformed the Civil Service

Tom Shoop joins the podcast to discuss the Pendleton Act


There’s No ‘Easy Button’ to Modernize the Civil Service

But the hard work of cultivating effective, accountable federal managers is essential.


Don’t Fear the Public Service Reform Act

A former chief human capital officer says it is time to re-center and simplify the rules to balance individual fairness and organizational effectiveness in the federal government.


Senate Dems Have Joined the Push to Block Schedule F

As Republican groups discuss plans to reinstitute the controversial plan to strip tens of thousands of federal workers of their civil service protections, congressional Democrats have renewed their efforts to block it.


'There Needs to Be a Reckoning': Republicans Introduce a Bill to Make Feds At-Will Employees

The legislation, along with recent talk of a renewed effort to implement Schedule F, makes clear that a “major assault” on the federal civil service is coming, regardless of who the next Republican presidential nominee will be.


GovExec Daily: Schedule F Might Be Coming Back

Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss one of the Trump administration's signature workforce policies.


Trump Has Endorsed a Plan to Purge the Civil Service of ‘Rogue Bureaucrats’

Former Trump staffers have said they have identified 50,000 federal employees who would be ousted under a new iteration of Schedule F during the next Republican administration.


If Trump Is Reelected, His Aides Are Planning to Purge the Civil Service

Officials are looking to revive a controversial order issued in Trump's waning days and have already identified 50,000 federal positions to target.


A Schedule F Ban Is Among Many Workforce Provisions in the Annual Defense Policy Bill the House Just Passed

Lawmakers also added language to grant full civil service protections and a pay raise to TSA employees to the must-pass bill before its approval Thursday.


GovExec Daily: Trump Workforce Policy Is Not Going Away

Erich Wagner joins the podcast to discuss a new bill that would bring back the former president's approach to federal personnel policy.