POLITICAL ECONOMY

POLITICAL ECONOMY

GovExec Daily: Career Feds and Political Interference

By Adam Butler and Ross Gianfortune Every presidential administration has its priorities and political appointees are around to execute those priorities. But, appointees are not supposed to pressure career federal employees to manipulate outcomes or skew information for political purposes. Democrats are pursuing investigations on allegations that career federal employees are feeling political pressure. Officials at the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings programme on Wednesday issued a final rule increasing the default contribution rate of new federal employees and military service members. Beginning October 1, when people are hired to...
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