Skip to comments.Federal agencies rush to fill job openings before Trump takes office Jan. 20
Posted on 12/31/2016 11:36:44 PM PST by Windflier
Several federal agencies are accelerating hiring in the final days of the Obama administration to ensure that as many new employees as possible are in place before President-elect Donald Trump imposes a promised hiring freeze.
Leaders at these agencies are filling open positions with transfers and outside hires and are making internal promotions before Trump takes office Jan. 20, according to internal documents and interviews.
The hiring could increase tensions between the Trump transition team and the Obama administration a relationship that has grown worse in recent days due to disagreements over how the United States should handle its relationship with Israel and the issuance of new sanctions against Russia over its role in hacking incidents tied to the election.
Sean Spicer, the incoming White House press secretary, said in an interview late Friday that an agreement was struck in November that no new hires would be made after Dec. 1.
After the election, the current administration notified us there would be a hiring freeze as of Dec. 1, he said. The understanding was that there would be a full accounting of anyone put on the payroll after then.
White House Office of Management and Budget spokeswoman Shannon Buckingham said in an email early Saturday, On Dec. 7, the administration imposed a moratorium on the hiring of senior executives within the civil service, known as the Senior Executive Service or SES.
This policy is consistent with previous transitions and is intended to ensure that incoming agency heads have the opportunity to make or approve executive hiring decisions that will impact the agencys performance in the next administration, she added.
According to an OMB official who asked for anonymity to discuss a private conversation, OMB senior adviser Andrew Mayock told Trumps transition team executive director Rick Dearborn at a Nov. 21 meeting that the administration intended to halt any new SES hires as of Dec. 7. While Dearborn asked for a list of any new hires in that category after the election, and Mayock acknowledged that request, the official said, Mayock did not commit to providing such a list.
Obama has assured President-elect Trump of a “smooth” transition.
Have we ever witnessed a bigger liar in our White House?
I don’t think so.
This must be what was described as Democrat “talent”.
government workers don't do anything all day
government is unaccountable to the bottom line
Government is not the solution to our problems government is the problem.
Socialist manipulating bastards trying to get in as many leeches sucking on us before Trump imposes hiring freeze. damn you communists all to hell!
They gotta know this is not gonna stick!
So why the games?
I think Trump will not only fire the excess, he’ll fire the managers that brought in the excess.
or, if this is a smooth transition then i sure would hate to see a rough one
Well, they do watch porn all day, so there's at least that.
Yes, SJWs who will sit on their asses all day, gumming up the works, until they're finally heaved overboard.
Federal employees are subject to a probationary period (I believe 6 months, might 3 months or a year, can’t remember). Simply let them go at the end of the probation.
A thing to remember: Federal employees have a ONE YEAR PROBATIONARY PERIOD. I may be wrong but I believe that federal employees can be fired without cause during that first year. If that is the case, it would be appropriate for the new administration to throw out the trash that the Obama regime is inserting into the bureaucracy now.
Obama is a lying ass dog. He's using every lever available to him to trip up Trump.
And we thought ripping the Ws off keyboards was egregious.
If you cannot fire them just channel Sheriff Joe and build tent cities in rural areas for these bureaucrats to work in. Nothing in federal law guarantees where an agency is located or where works is done so put them in the sticks in surplus army tents without hearing or cooling until they quit. Just make sure the conditions match those of the military and the left does not have a rhetorical leg to stand on.”
To prevent Russian hacking build a new Federal facility on Wake or Midway islands.
Good idea. They could build a government facility in Antarctica and send them all there. That would be fun.
Very good to know, but at the same time, it shows the absolute pettiness and childishness of the Resident.
Just what does he think he's accomplishing with this?
They also should put Obama’s boot-licking generals in forward observation posts to build moral.
Totally agree. Dump every new hire that is still on probation, then go after those who've bored their way down into the bureaucracy over the years.
I’d send the responsible department heads to new offices in Death Valley, California. All the new hires would be given buckets and mops and told to keep the rest rooms spotless. Make everyone’s lives miserable. Most would quit.
actually I believe that trump will be able to fire any employ that has worked less then a year for the federal government if he wants to so all this extra hiring is just more actions that Trump will have to fix and when he fires theses new hires it will be used to try and discredit him and to show how mean he is by the left.
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