Salary Council Chairman Resigns in Protest of Trump Order Politicizing Federal Workforce

Government Executive: The chairman of a advisory council on federal compensation issues resigned from his post on Monday, saying that he can no longer “in good conscience” serve in the Trump administration after the president signed an executive order that would politicize a wide swath of the federal workforce.

Ron Sanders, who heads the Federal Salary Council, which annually submits recommendations to the President’s Pay Agent on locality pay and other federal compensation issues, submitted a letter of resignation to White House Presidential Personnel Office Director John McEntee, excoriating an executive order last week creating a new Schedule F within the excepted service for “confidential, policy-determining, policy-making, or policy-advocating positions.”

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