Obama administration political appointee has “burrowed” into a
high-level career civil service job at the Department of Veterans
Affairs (VA), highlighting efforts by backers of the outgoing chief
executive to implant themselves permanently into the federal bureaucracy
in the waning months of his presidency.
Gina Farrisee was named
deputy of chief of staff of the VA earlier this month, thus complicating
the next president’s VA secretary’s ability to choose his own inner
circle but securing high and continuing pay for Farrisee, whose job
otherwise would have ended this year.
This is the SOURCE of the many leaks. There are over 300 staffers Trump doesn’t choose when he enters the White House
about it.. they are a PERMANENT FIXTURE in the WH now.. VERY DIFFICULT
to FIRE.. and will STAY regardless of D or R and can REPORT to Obama /
Hillary / Media.
There is SOMETHING sinister about that move that OBama did
Obama Political Appointees to Continue as Career Employees Under Trump
After President Barack Obama exits office, at
least 88 of his political appointees will likely remain working in the
federal government under a Donald Trump administration, according to
numbers from the Office of Personnel Management.
From Jan. 1, 2010, through Sept. 30, 2016, federal agencies selected 112 political appointees for career civil service jobs. Of those, the Office of Personnel Management approved 88 and rejected 24.
Unlike political appointees, federal workers in the civil service system are hired through a merit system, are difficult to fire, and carry over during administration changes, Republican or Democrat.