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Federal agencies rush to fill job openings before Trump takes office Jan. 20
Washington Post ^ | 31 December 2016 | Lisa Rein and Juliet Eilperin

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 agency’s 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 Trump’s 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.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; employment; federalgovernment; fifthcolumnists; hiring; obama; obamunism; trump; unelectedrats
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1 posted on 12/31/2016 11:36:45 PM PST by Windflier
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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.


2 posted on 12/31/2016 11:41:19 PM PST by Windflier (Pitchforks and torches ripen on the vine. Left too long, they become black rifles.)
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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.
3 posted on 12/31/2016 11:42:58 PM PST by WMarshal ( Schadenfreude, it feels so good!)
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This must be what was described as Democrat “talent”.


4 posted on 12/31/2016 11:43:38 PM PST by Does so ("The Business of America is Business"--President Calvin Coolidge...)
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To: Windflier
Socialist leeches.

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!

5 posted on 12/31/2016 11:44:03 PM PST by Democrat_media (Yellen raising rates with only 1.8% growth to hurt Trump send USA to depression)
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To: Windflier

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.


6 posted on 12/31/2016 11:44:54 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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or, if this is a smooth transition then i sure would hate to see a rough one


7 posted on 12/31/2016 11:45:34 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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government workers don't do anything all day.

Well, they do watch porn all day, so there's at least that.

8 posted on 12/31/2016 11:46:21 PM PST by Windflier (Pitchforks and torches ripen on the vine. Left too long, they become black rifles.)
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To: Does so
This must be what was described as Democrat “talent”.

Yes, SJWs who will sit on their asses all day, gumming up the works, until they're finally heaved overboard.

9 posted on 12/31/2016 11:50:03 PM PST by Windflier (Pitchforks and torches ripen on the vine. Left too long, they become black rifles.)
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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.


10 posted on 12/31/2016 11:50:32 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Flag burners can go screw -- I'm mighty PROUD of that ragged old flag)
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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.


11 posted on 12/31/2016 11:52:20 PM PST by House Atreides (Send BOTH Hillary & Bill to prison.)
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if this is a smooth transition then i sure would hate to see a rough one

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.

12 posted on 12/31/2016 11:54:57 PM PST by Windflier (Pitchforks and torches ripen on the vine. Left too long, they become black rifles.)
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13 posted on 12/31/2016 11:55:01 PM PST by RC one (The 2nd Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances)
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To: WMarshal

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.


14 posted on 12/31/2016 11:55:16 PM PST by Fai Mao (PIAPS for Prison 2016)
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To: WMarshal

Good idea. They could build a government facility in Antarctica and send them all there. That would be fun.


15 posted on 12/31/2016 11:57:45 PM PST by RC one (The 2nd Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
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.

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?

16 posted on 12/31/2016 11:59:15 PM PST by Windflier (Pitchforks and torches ripen on the vine. Left too long, they become black rifles.)
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They also should put Obama’s boot-licking generals in forward observation posts to build moral.


17 posted on 01/01/2017 12:01:56 AM PST by WMarshal ( Schadenfreude, it feels so good!)
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To: House Atreides
...it would be appropriate for the new administration to throw out the trash that the Obama regime is inserting into the bureaucracy now.

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.

18 posted on 01/01/2017 12:03:22 AM PST by Windflier (Pitchforks and torches ripen on the vine. Left too long, they become black rifles.)
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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.


19 posted on 01/01/2017 12:03:37 AM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common any more.)
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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.


20 posted on 01/01/2017 12:04:19 AM PST by PCPOET7
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