Even while keeping up a very demanding campaign, President Trump is continuing to work on longstanding campaign pledges. He issued a new Executive Order to expose more upper policy-making positions in the Executive Branch to management correction.
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The need to reduce protections within the civil service became apparent when training based on critical race theory was banned from the federal government. Within two weeks of the order, whistleblowers started to report that their scheduled critical race training would proceed—in direct violation of the order.
Many who made their careers in private industry were stunned. Any department head or manager who operates in direct defiance of an order from a CEO would not remain on the team for long. Yet when this happened in federal agencies, no one was apparently held accountable.
As the new executive order is written, the agencies will have discretion on how it is implemented through crafting detailed rules. This includes determining which positions will become Schedule F as defined in the executive order. These positions will have fewer protections and won’t be subject to competitive hiring.