OPM Moves to Implement Parts of Trump Order Easing Firing of Feds

Government Executive: The Office of Personnel Management on Monday proposed new regulations seeking to implement portions of an executive order streamlining the firing of federal workers, including providing managers with a reminder of when new hires reach the end of their one-year probationary period and limiting the use of supplemental opportunities for poor performers to right the ship.

In a set of proposed rules slated for publication on the Federal Register Tuesday, OPM said the changes are needed to conform with the priorities of President Trump’s management agenda, as well as to bring federal personnel practices into the 21st century.

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