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Political Burrowing Prevention Bill Passes House

By on March 7, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Political Burrowing Prevention Bill Passes House

Legislation designed to end political burrowing has passed the House.

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Happy Anniversary to Federal Civil Servants

By on January 16, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Happy Anniversary to Federal Civil Servants

On January 16, 1883, the Civil Service Commission was created. Federal employment has changed but the bureaucracy and much of the original philosophy still exist.

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Senator Concerned About Possible ‘Burrowing In’ Situation Involving CFPB Deputy Director

By on January 8, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Senator Concerned About Possible ‘Burrowing In’ Situation Involving CFPB Deputy Director

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) has expressed concerns about the appointment of the CFPB Deputy Director to her permanent career position.

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The Political Appointee Burrowing Prevention Act – Good Idea or Not?

By on November 1, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The Political Appointee Burrowing Prevention Act – Good Idea or Not?

A bill under consideration aims to curtail political “burrowing.” The author provides details about the bill along with suggestions for improving it.

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Should Political Appointees Be Barred From Career Jobs?

By on October 9, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

How widespread is the practice of political “burrowing?” The author says it’s largely a “problem” that isn’t really a problem.

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GAO Finds 76 Instances of Obama Political Appointees ‘Burrowing In’

By on September 28, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
GAO Finds 76 Instances of Obama Political Appointees ‘Burrowing In’

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.

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Legislation Aims to Stop Political ‘Burrowing’

By on February 17, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Aims to Stop Political ‘Burrowing’

A recently introduced House bill aims to end the practice of “burrowing” by political appointees into senior-level civil service positions.

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Senators Ask Obama to Freeze Federal Hiring Until Trump Takes Office

By on December 2, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Senators Ask Obama to Freeze Federal Hiring Until Trump Takes Office

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.

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House Committee Wants Information From Agencies on 'Burrowing'

By on July 21, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments

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.

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It’s An Election Year: OPM Issues Warning to Agencies on Personnel Actions

By on March 22, 2004 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

OPM has issued a memo to agency heads advising them of restrictions on appointments and awards during election season

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