Trump campaign says Donald would loosen civil service laws to root out feds loyal to Obama
In the News
July 20, 2016
A key Donald Trump ally unveiled this week how the Republican nominee would reform the civil service as president, and it could dramatically change the protections federal employees currently enjoy.
Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., who is heading up Trump’s transition effort, told a group of donors at a private meeting he is helping compile a list of Obama appointees in executive branch positions at risk of being converted into career employees before the administration leaves office in January. That process, known as “burrowing in,” is legal but requires oversight and approval from the Office of Personnel Management.