America’s throw-away culture has to change, and I don’t see that happening.
I hate those stupid things.
He has filled the three vacancies that were there on the nine member board, but he can only remove sitting members “for cause”.
The rules allow for appointees to convert to permanent positions, but most appointees do not go that route. More than usual did that in the last administration. Most appointees serve their term and go back to whatever (usually high-paying) job they had before. Most don’t want the pay cut federal service would be, but either a lot of the recent converts didn’t have good jobs to go back to, or decided that burrowing in would be a good long-term strategy.
One of the greats. I have a coffee table book of his cartoons.
You beat me to it. Blue Chip and S&H Green Stamps.
Part of the problem is that many of 45’s appointees were able to convert to permanent civil service positions. Another issue is, such as with the Postmaster General, when the position is selected by a board, or a direct appointment. The President can appoint new members to the board, but cannot replace the Postmaster General. There are also different categories of appointees, such as those requiring Senate confirmation, and those who can be appointed by the agency head through delegation. A Brookings institute study showed that agencies headed by political appointees are generally less effective than those run by career civil service. No surprise there.
I spent 35 years in the federal government, and am unaware of any union for appointees.
About as simple as he is.