There has been recent speculation that President Trump might fire Dr. Anthony Fauci, but can the president really do this given that Fauci is a federal employee?
Involuntary moves are part of potential job duties of SES members. The author provides some suggestions on how to improve the mobility program.
OPM has issued guidance to allow appointing Trump administration nominees to start working while awaiting Senate confirmation.
The Senior Executives Association has issued “A Handbook for Political Appointees” designed to answer questions and help Trump administration political appointees adjust to their new positions. The release of the handbook comes during a presidential transition that may be more challenging for political appointees than in years past.
The author says that the VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act uses a carrot and stick approach to reforming the agency, but that it currently offers too many sticks for dealing with problem employees and not enough carrots to reward good employees.
Federal employees in the Senior Executive Service will be happy to know that the cap on agencies’ allowed bonus spending is increasing next year.