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Sep
24

After a Slow Start, Trump’s Civil Service Reformers Connect With Experts

From: Government Executive

By Charles S. Clark
Civil service experts generally give OMB’s Margaret Weichert good marks for her outreach to advance the Trump administration’s government reform efforts. Cameron Whitman Photography LLC

On Sept. 12, the Office of Management and Budget joined with the Mitre Corp. in hosting some 150 agency alumni, corporate specialists and academics at the White House for an off-the-record symposium on fixing what ails the federal workforce.

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Verkuil has hopes for bipartisan reform that addresses “regulatory capture” of agencies by industry and by contractors. “They give political contributions and stack the agencies,” he said. “The civil servants are getting beat up every day and have had their numbers reduced while the contractor regime marches on.”

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