How common is the practice of “burrowing in,” and what can a new administration do about it?
Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) has expressed concerns about the appointment of the CFPB Deputy Director to her permanent career position.
How widespread is the practice of political “burrowing?” The author says it’s largely a “problem” that isn’t really a problem.
Political “burrowing” is a common practice after a change in administrations. GAO has issued its latest report on what it found during the Obama Administration.
A recently introduced House bill aims to end the practice of “burrowing” by political appointees into senior-level civil service positions.
Two Senators have asked President Obama to freeze federal hiring during the transition between presidential administrations to combat the practice of “burrowing in” by political appointees.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is requesting information from federal agencies regarding “burrowing,” or the conversion of non-career political staff to career positions, something which the Committee notes can create morale problems among the federal workforce.