Acting on an executive order Donald Trump signed in October, the Office of Management and Budget determines that 88% of their employees meet the criteria for reclassification to Schedule F workers.
That reclassification strips employees of job protection, weakens government agencies, and makes it easier for Trump or any president to order mass firings of federal employees.
The decision is made in a memo sent on or shortly before November 21. Other agencies have until January 19, 2021, to reclassify their staff.
Trump’s executive order specifically targets employees whose jobs are related to drafting or promoting policy.
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