bb9916 wrote:So with this article, what do you guys think this means: "Trump has yet to fill scores of positions, and the guidance says any vacant posts judged unnecessary can be eliminated immediately."
Will those of us with Honors offers that have already received exemptions keep our exemptions until this fall? Or is there a chance we'll get axed before we start? You would think that if we have already received an exemption that we wouldn't be "unnecessary."
I suspect that this is primarily geared at the senior positions that are often filled by appointment by an incoming administration. If the President has not named an under secretary of so-and-so, it may mean that he/his administration thinks it is of value and can be done away with.
I think a bigger problem will be how agencies that are facing the threat of considerable budget cuts will decide to staff going forward. If you are in management/HR at an agency that the current administration has stated should be slashed (e.g. EPA) you might want to re-think what type of, and how many new positions you decide to open up and attempt to fill.