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 members of the professional civil service are the people responsible for the consistent and reliable application of the law and regulations throughout the federal government. Political interference – particularly through personnel rules like the scuttled Schedule F classification – can interfere with that fair application of rules.
This week, multiple organizations representing thousands of feds lent their support to the Preventing a Patronage System Act, which brings forward rules prohibiting federal employee reclassification from the competitive to the excepted service. The Senior Executives Association, the National Association of Assistant U.S. Attorneys, and the Professional Managers Association all sent letters to Congress showing unified support for the bill, which passed the House on Thursday.
Chad Hooper is Executive Director of the Professional Managers Association. He joined the podcast to discuss the Preventing a Patronage System Act and the civil service.
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