Sunday, December 18, 2016

Will Trump’s Cabinet picks be able to beat the bureaucracy? Big Changes

At NYPOST by Linda Chavez  -- 

President-elect Donald Trump is filling his Cabinet with lions of industry and finance, not surprising for a businessman, and the left has predictably focused on the various conflicts of interest that might arise for his nominees.

But the likelihood is that most will make it through confirmation, perhaps with a few bumps — and that’s where the real challenge lies. The problems won’t end even if each of these men is willing to be scrupulous in avoiding conflicts of interest. They still face enormous challenges once they take office because they have never worked in government.

As someone who has spent most of her career outside government but has also headed a small federal agency and had two stints working in the White House, I can tell you the federal government is a world unto itself.

The normal relationships between employer and employees don’t exist. As the head of a department or agency, you pick very few of your own employees, and you have little or no authority to get rid of those employees you inherit.

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Shaw I expect Linda Chavez's bureaucracy as usual will be changed by the Trump administration.
Heads of departments and agencies WILL fire or let go most of the life-long staffs they inherit.
Pres Trump has a totally new agenda and he intends to keep his promises with the American people.
So the shock won't be to Trump's picks as per Chavez, the shock will be to the career staffs.

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