Biden Administration Finalizes Rule Preventing Federal Employees from Being Fired

The new rule protects members of the civil service from being recategorized into a non-protected job category. While the President maintains the right to recategorize political appointees at will, civil servants are protected.

By the time that Trump, if reelected, could get this rule rolled back, time would likely run out on him before he could enact another Schedule F.

Must protect friends in deep state at all cost.

That’s why it extremely important to win both houses…and then starve those ■■■■■■■ out.


Bureaucrats are untouchable.


If Trump wins said rule will be quickly overturned and rightly so.


Maybe…but lot quicker to starve em out if they win both houses.

That was one where I bashed Bush admin. I waited all my life for republican president, republican controlled house and senate…and what did he do?

Some here might remember those words…it’s why I resent his administration.


Personally, I think the worst thing that can happen is Biden winning with an all Democrat congress or Trump winning with an all Republican congress.

Bush was a Mitt Romney, Liz Cheney style “republican”.


First of all, it would take a minimum of three years to overturn the rule, about the same amount of time that it took for Biden to implement it.

But legally, it is unlikely that the rule can be overturned.

The following is from Title 5 of the United States Code, from the 1978 Civil Service Reform Act and subsequent amendments.

§2301. Merit system principles
(a) This section shall apply to-

(1) an Executive agency; and

(2) the Government Publishing Office.

(b) Federal personnel management should be implemented consistent with the following merit system principles:

(1) Recruitment should be from qualified individuals from appropriate sources in an endeavor to achieve a work force from all segments of society, and selection and advancement should be determined solely on the basis of relative ability, knowledge, and skills, after fair and open competition which assures that all receive equal opportunity.

(2) All employees and applicants for employment should receive fair and equitable treatment in all aspects of personnel management without regard to political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age, or handicapping condition, and with proper regard for their privacy and constitutional rights.

(3) Equal pay should be provided for work of equal value, with appropriate consideration of both national and local rates paid by employers in the private sector, and appropriate incentives and recognition should be provided for excellence in performance.

(4) All employees should maintain high standards of integrity, conduct, and concern for the public interest.

(5) The Federal work force should be used efficiently and effectively.

(6) Employees should be retained on the basis of the adequacy of their performance, inadequate performance should be corrected, and employees should be separated who cannot or will not improve their performance to meet required standards.

(7) Employees should be provided effective education and training in cases in which such education and training would result in better organizational and individual performance.

(8) Employees should be-

(A) protected against arbitrary action, personal favoritism, or coercion for partisan political purposes, and

(B) prohibited from using their official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the result of an election or a nomination for election.

The new Biden rule comports nicely with the Merit System Principles which Congress established, BY LAW.

Any attempt by Trump to reverse the Biden rule will almost certainly be struck down in the courts.

Sorry, even if Trump was to win in November, Biden has checkmated him in regards to this particular matter.


The failing of your opinion is sub paragraph B below your bolded highlight. Nothing in that prevents creating a new classification and my referenced sub paragraph would easily be grounds for termination if the employee were to take actions, in political opposition to the administration in power, ie, taking part in an internal opposition to the administrations policies.


Putting their men in the right places and ensuring their viability…
Yes…they are better chess players.
Pretty soon we won’t need an election.

…more proof of just how far gone and corrupted our federal government and our agencies are. Yeah…alter those emails…dupe FISA judges…lie to get warrants…spy on political campaigns…corruptly influence elections…yeah…it’s all good…you can’t be fired.


which is exactly why the APA is UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

No-one elects one President to manage the policies of the last one. EO’s and regulations created by the executive are created at will and should be able to be rescinded at will.


trump had the same advantage in 2017 and what happened, tax cuts for the rich, lots of judicial appointments and exactly what else?


Repeat the lie until it becomes the truth.


Yay, (D)addy is protecting the government from the people!! :rofl:


Yes Trump did…just didn’t go anywhere near enough. But he did more then Bush.

lol. the cbpp agrees with my take.,often%20even%20higher%20gross%20income).

wheres the link for your POV.

i showed you mine.



This is a good article, just posted, by Cato on the subject of Schedule F.

As usually, Cato picks apart both sides of the issue and comes to what I think is a pretty good conclusion.

It is a fairly lengthy read, but the brief summary is that, even if Trump is able to get Schedule F back into force, it will NOT get him or conservatives to where he or they respectively want to be.

Cato agrees that the bureaucracy needs to be reformed and downsized and I agree as well. But Cato makes it clear that Schedule F is a gimmick only, which will cause more problems than it solves.

And Cato makes it clear that much of the current situation is because Congress delegates too much to the bureaucracy. Congress must resume its legislative role if the role of the bureaucracy is to be TRULY reduced.