Not a peep out of the MSM.
Not a single tweet.
No, not that non-surprise.
"President Trump signs directive that would potentially pull thousands of federal employees in "policy-making" positions out of the competitive service, making them at-will employees."
If you are like me, your first thought is – what took you so long.
"Positions in the new Schedule F would effectively constitute at-will employment,…"
Oh, so they'll be like millions of other American citizens who work for a living?
"“The  Pendleton Act is clearly in the sights of this executive order,” said Donald Kettl, the Sid Richardson professor at the University of Texas at Austin’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. “It wants to undo what the Pendleton Act and subsequent civil service laws tried to accomplish, which was to create a career civil service with expertise that is both accountable to elected officials…"
Do I need to quote Inigo Montoya again? Boy are our elites so well educated yet so,
I don't think the good professor realizes many of those folks haven't been accountable.
"American Federation of Government Employees National President Everett Kelley said …. the executive order is “the most profound undermining of the civil service system in our lifetimes.”
“This executive order strips due process rights and protections from perhaps hundreds of thousands of federal employees and will enable political appointees and other officials to hire and fire these workers at will,”…."
As Obama put it, elections have consequences.
"Separating employees who cannot or will not meet required performance standards is important, and it is particularly important with regard to employees in confidential, policy-determining, policy-making, or policy-advocating positions." ….
"Pursuant to my authority under section 33o2(1) of title 5, Unites States Code, I find that conditions of good administration make necessary an exception to the competitive hiring rules and examinations for career positions in the Federal service of a confidential, policy-determining, policy-making, or policy-advocating character."
So the deep state bureaucracy is on notice.
A timely action, announced just in time to be buried by news out of Hunter's laptop.
posted by Fred