Tag: Political Appointees

Confirmation Process of Political Appointees Now Takes Longer Than Ever

By on January 22, 2020 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Confirmation Process of Political Appointees Now Takes Longer Than Ever

Results from a new study show that the Senate confirmation process of political appointees now take longer than ever before.

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House Dems Concerned About Whistleblower Reports of Targeting Career Federal Employees

By on March 15, 2018 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
House Dems Concerned About Whistleblower Reports of Targeting Career Federal Employees

Two Congressmen say they have whistleblower documents alleging administration officials targeted career federal employees who did not support President Trump’s agenda.

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What Happens When Political Appointees Circle the Wagons?

By on March 15, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
What Happens When Political Appointees Circle the Wagons?

The author says that infighting among political appointees is not unusual, however, he says it can lead to challenges to accomplishing the mission.

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Is the Administration’s Pace of Political Appointments a Problem or an Opportunity?

By on March 8, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Is the Administration’s Pace of Political Appointments a Problem or an Opportunity?

Is having fewer political appointees a good thing? The author looks at different viewpoints in response to the question.

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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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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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6 Tips For Surviving A Prolonged Presidential Transition

By on June 4, 2017 in Leadership with 0 Comments
6 Tips For Surviving A Prolonged Presidential Transition

Presidential transitions can be a time of great disruption for the federal workforce. The author provides some tips to make the process easier for federal employees.

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Practical Advice for Incoming Political Appointees from Federal Insiders

By on January 28, 2017 in Human Resources, Leadership with 0 Comments
Practical Advice for Incoming Political Appointees from Federal Insiders

The authors, who have served as agency representatives and management advisors for many years, offer advice for presidential appointees or Schedule Cs and the career executives who may have to work with them as they settle into their jobs.

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