Trump Drains the Swamp With New Executive Order: Government Workers No Longer Immune from the Consequences of Bad Work [Opinion]
Trump’s first term has been plagued by a rogue bureaucracy. Even thought Trump is the chief executive of the country, his orders are not being headed. His own Justice Department tried to remove him from office for crying out loud, using information that they either knew, or should have known was false.
This week Trump signed an executive order aimed at disrupting the embed DS from nullifying presidencies in the future.
[Opinion] President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday, quietly, that is just now coming to light. The new order has the left furious about the consequences of the EO. Going forward government employees will have to work a lot harder, after decades of taking their jobs for granted and politicizing their work for the left.
According to the EO: Agencies have 90 days to conduct a “preliminary” review of their workforces to determine who should be moved into the new employee classification—a deadline that coincides with Jan. 19, the day before the next presidential inauguration.
The Democrat Media alliance is not happy about this at all. The Independent UK, a British ‘news’ outlet, wrote about the Executive order, “Trump just quietly passed an executive order that could destroy a future Biden administration.”
Pouting, they wrote,”Through this order, President Trump has declared war on the professional civil service by giving himself the authority to fill the government with his political cronies who will pledge their unwavering loyalty to him, not to America.” What the hell are they even talking about? This is exactly why the media has 0 credibility.
Just like when you work in the real world (aka the private sector) government employees should be held to account for their actions and or inactions.
The Executive actions means people are going to fired for poor performance. Trump is clearly draining the “swamp”, a promise he made in his 2016 campaign.
GovEx.com reported about the new accountability, “President Trump signs a directive that would potentially pull thousands of federal employees in “policy-making” positions out of the competitive service, making them at-will employees.
‘President Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order creating a new classification of “policy-making” federal employees that could strip swaths of the federal workforce of civil service protections just before the next president is sworn into office.
The order would create a new Schedule F within the excepted service of the federal government, to be composed of “employees in confidential, policy-determining, policy-making, or policy-advocating positions,” and instructs agency heads to determine which current employees fit this definition and move them—whether they are members of the competitive service or other schedules within the excepted service—into this new classification.
Federal regulations stating that employees hired into the competitive service retain that status even if their position is moved to the excepted service will not apply to Schedule F transfers.’
That is what the hysterical Marxist left is saying about the EO, now read it for yourself and tell me what you think they are smoking …
FULL TEXT OF EXECUTIVE ORDER
President Donald J. Trump Is Taking Action to Promote Good Governance and Accountability Within the Federal Workforce
Issued on: October 21, 2020
To empower our civil servants to best help others, the government must always operate more efficiently and more securely.
President Donald J. Trump
ENHANCING ACCOUNTABILITY: President Donald J. Trump is taking action to increase accountability for Federal employees who make substantive contributions to executive branch policy.
-Today, President Trump signed an Executive Order giving Federal agencies more flexibility to hold career employees in critical positions accountable.
-The order establishes a new classification within the Federal workforce titled “Schedule F” for employees serving in confidential, policy-determining, policy-making, or policy-advocating positions that are not normally subject to change as the result of a presidential transition.
-Under the order, Federal agencies will have more flexibility to hire “Schedule F” employees and will also be able to remove them without going through a lengthy appeals process.
-This action will enhance accountability for Federal employees who are responsible for making policy decisions that significantly affect the American people.
-The order will not affect the Senior Executive Service.
RESTORING PROPER OVERSIGHT: Agencies should be given greater flexibility to address poor performance in these positions.
-This order authorizes agencies to reclassify positions to better reflect their importance in developing and implementing policy.
-Removing poor performers, even from these critical positions, is time-consuming and difficult.
-The Government Accountability Office reports that it takes 6 months to 1 year to remove Federal employees for poor performance.
-Surveys show career Federal employees have long been frustrated with the failure of their agencies to hold poor performers accountable.
-Employees holding positions eligible to be reclassified as “Schedule F” should be held accountable for high performance, given their duties are vital for effective government operations.
-The order also prohibits certain personnel actions against “Schedule F” employees, including actions on the basis of the employee’s partisan affiliation, other protected characteristics, or because of the employee’s status as a whistleblower.
IMPROVING FEDERAL RESPONSIVENESS: President Trump has worked tirelessly to promote an efficient and streamlined Federal bureaucracy.
-President Trump has delivered on his promise to put in place commonsense reforms to ensure that the Federal Government better serves all Americans.
-In 2018, the President issued three Executive Orders to enhance the efficiency of Federal operations and reform the civil service to better work for the American people.
-The President signed game-changing legislation to bring accountability to the Department of Veterans Affairs and remove poor performers.
-President Trump and his Administration are working to reform and modernize the Federal hiring process.
This is clearly an attempt to reign in the permanent bureaucracy or DS as it has come to known. The fact the left and the media hate it tells you all you need to know about where their bread is butter.