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Career OPM officials will review all political conversions

Agency says burrowing is not a huge problem. But OPM director Berry sets new rules that take effect Jan. 1 to expand oversight and review of these proposed hires.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , John Berry , Jeff Sumberg , OPM , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Political appointee conversions

Friday - 11/13/2009, 07:45pm EST
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OPM sets new policy to make 'burrowing' harder

Director Berry says the agency will approve all political conversations to career positions, not just those during an election year. OPM also will approve political appointees who left government in the last five years and want to come back as a career employee.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , John Berry , OPM , GAO , CRS , Political appointee conversions , SES

Friday - 11/06/2009, 04:06pm EST

The Political Appointee Timebomb Curse

All federal workers have a political appointee as their big boss. And what they say goes, until they go. And Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the clock is ticking for thousands of noncareer appointees who are on, or about to go on, life support.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , SES , political appointees ,

Monday - 03/14/2011, 04:00am EDT