About 4,000 political appointees will leave the Obama administration in the next nine weeks. While conversations over policy, budget and organizational structure will take center stage, questions about your pay and benefits may not. Federal News Radio reviewed the Office of Personnel Management's transition guide in search of the answers.
The Office of Personnel Management wants to make sure political appointees hired during the current administration don't have an unfair advantage getting career jobs in the next administration.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) sent letters to 23 agencies asking for details about the number of political appointees they've converted to career federal employees. Meanwhile, the topic of "burrowing in" is gaining special attention from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
The Justice Department has accused more than a dozen suspects of exaggerating the distance they traveled to receive medical treatment in order to increase travel reimbursements.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee wants to get a closer look at how many political appointees the Office of Personnel Management has converted to career employees over the past nine months.
The Office of Personnel Management is reminding managers of existing protocols for reviewing their employees. OPM encouraged executives to apply the "employee engagement plus" methodology to their appraisal process.
Four Republican congressmen are urging the Government Accountability Office to review the practice of hiring political appointees into career federal civil service positions.
All federal workers have a political appointee as their big boss. And what they say goes, until they go. And Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the clock is ticking for thousands of noncareer appointees who are on, or about to go on, life support.
Auditors looked at 117 employee conversations to career positions from political ones and found most followed the rules. OPM is reviewing five of the seven that GAO determined to be improper.