Is the administration’s pace of political appointments a problem or an opportunity?
They need experienced career staff to execute policy direction. It is probably safe to say there are too many political appointees in some agencies.
The Office of Personnel Management says it’s spent the past eight years working within the confines of current laws and regulations to modernize the federal personnel system and help agencies better recruit, hire and retain talented employees. But as the Obama administration winds down, OPM suggested that future administrations should more seriously discuss reform to those civil service regulations.