Federal career employees across the Trump administration are fearful of losing their job protections and potentially their jobs, as agencies begin to implement a recent executive order signed by President Donald Trump.
A majority of career staff will be redesignated into a new category that strips them of protections afforded to civil servants and makes them easier to be removed.
The Office of Management and Budget inside the White House has been one of the most aggressive in making the change. An October executive order created a new classification for federal employees serving in “confidential, policy-determining, policy-making, or policy-advocating positions.” These employees typically do not change over during a presidential transition.
Experts say the reclassification could potentially leave tens of thousands of federal employees vulnerable to being fired without cause.
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