"Biden Cements Civil Service Protections From Trump Firing Spree"

"The safeguard comes as worries grow over a revival of the prior administration’s push to ease firing of federal employees."

"President Joe Biden has bolstered defenses for the federal workforce to ward off mass firing by a potential second Trump administration.

The Office of Personnel Management announced Thursday its rule to strengthen civil service protections. The long-anticipated safeguard aims to prevent former President Donald Trump creating a new category of career employees that would be much easier to fire.

“This final rule honors our 2.2 million career civil servants, helping ensure that people are hired and fired based on merit and that they can carry out their duties based on their expertise and not political loyalty,” OPM Director Kiran Ahuja said in a statement."

Kevin Bogardus reports for E&E News April 4, 2024.


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Source: E&E News, 04/05/2024