Trump Wants to Destroy the Civil Service

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The American Federation of Government Employees, the largest union representing federal and D.C. government workers, says an executive order issued yesterday by President Trump will undermine decades of laws and policies designed to protect career civil servants from being hired or fired for political reasons.

The president issued an executive order Wednesday evening that creates a new excepted service hiring authority, Schedule F, that will apply to any career federal employee whose job is in any way connected to federal policy. The order applies to current and new positions and gives agency heads seven months to conduct a complete review of their workforces that will be used to determine which jobs will be converted to the new schedule.

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