When President-elect Donald Trump takes office on Jan. 20, 2017, his administration will bring new leadership to every federal agency — a fraction of the nearly 4,000 political hires he’ll make in the Oval Office. So who’s coming? Who’s going? Federal News Radio has compiled an at-a-glance “cheat sheet” of key executive hires as they happen.
Had Hillary Clinton won, you in the federal government and we who cover it would have had a fairly clear picture of what would have come next. With Trump, no one can honestly say.
Presuming you won’t be fired, you may nevertheless have trepidation about whomever will come into your agency as leadership after inauguration.
Few career feds, level-headed as they tend to be, are heading for the doors just because Donald Trump will be president.
Everybody take a deep breath. The Plum Book has 4,000 jobs. It always takes months to make a dent.
Trump has said he is considering retired Marine Corps. Gen. James Mattis for defense secretary and billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary.
The next defense secretary can expect lots of pressure from Capitol Hill, which in turn will find itself under minor siege by defense industry lobbyists.
Feds have been here before. Bill Clinton cut the federal workforce by approximately 300,000. George W. Bush favored outsourcing as much agency work as possible.
President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate lawyer Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Representative, filling in one of the final pieces in the new administration’s senior team
New administrations that bring big ideological reversals do spark a higher-than-average level of SES departures.