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Oct 24, 2020

On Oct 21, 2020, President Trump issued an Executive Order on Creating Schedule F in the Excepted Service. As a federal employee, you should understand the implications of this order. First, read the order for yourself here:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-creating-schedule-f-excepted-service/#:~:text=Schedule%20F.,be%20listed%20in%20Schedule%20F.

Shawn Skelly joined me to discuss the concerns fed watchers have about the order and why you should care. She served on the e Military Service, National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service. She's a Navy veteran and served in the Department of Transportation and Department of Defense as a political appointee in senior executive service.Few have the public service shops Shawn has and she literally advised Congress on how to handle the future of civil service. 

In the interview, we mentioned statements issued by a few organizations you should be familiar with. Here are those statements:

https://ourpublicservice.org/publications/partnership-for-public-service-statement-on-schedule-f-executive-order/

https://www.afge.org/publication/trump-administrations-order-to-expand-excepted-service-opens-door-to-political-cronyism-largest-federal-employee-union-says/

https://www.govexec.com/management/2020/10/stunning-executive-order-would-politicize-civil-service/169479/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-federal-civil-service/2020/10/23/02fbf05c-1549-11eb-ba42-ec6a580836ed_story.html