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The Presidential and Executive Assault on the Civil Service

Whether he realizes it or not, the civil service is threatened by the recent push by Donald Trump to strip federal workers of their protections. The neutrality of federal workers comes from the fact that they cannot be arbitrarily removed from office – they are there so long as they do their job properly. If your manager has a personal problem with you, tough shit, they can make life hard, they can keep you away from opportunities to move up, but they can’t just let you go if you’re still doing your job. Protections are in place to ensure that if a federal employee does what is right in the face of adversity, they aren’t going to lose their job if they were justified in that.

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