State Department’s internal watchdog says the Trump administration’s 2017 hiring freeze had devastating effects on the agency throughout the world
The Social Security Administration is implementing a hiring freeze at headquarters and regional office components to focus more resources on public-facing customer services, Commissioner Andrew Saul told employees.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promised to bring “swagger” back to the agency last year. Now, as the agency celebrates its 230th anniversary, he calls for achieving a shared goal of “professionalism and integrity.”
Whether it’s standing up an emergency medicine program in Mozambique or developing a love for reading in the children of Mexico, the men and women who travel alongside their spouses in the Foreign Service often find themselves serving in pivotal roles overseas.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo overturned the agency’s hiring freeze less than a month into his tenure, and has brought hundreds of career employees on board, but he still faces an uphill battle staffing up an agency the Trump administration seeks to shrink.
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to share his feedback on the recent Trump administration’s initiatives to reorganize the government.
Less than a month into his new role, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is walking back concerns that the Trump administration would once again seek to cut the agency’s budget by nearly 30 percent.
Two House Democrats have come forward with whistleblower claims that administration officials sought to ouster career employees they believed weren’t loyal to the president’s foreign policy goals.
A new president kept the federal workforce on its toes this year. Bureauchat hosts Meredith Somers and Nicole Ogrysko discuss the most important stories they covered in 2017.
The age-old question is particularly relevant as agencies prepare to reorganize and cut personnel.