EPA Union Welcomes New OPM Rule Boosting Civil Service Protections

April 8, 2024
A representative from EPA’s largest labor union is welcoming the Biden administration’s new rule clarifying implementation of federal workers’ civil service protections, a measure that the official says will complicate efforts by any future Trump administration to more easily classify employees as “at-will” staff who can be hired and fired more easily. “We are very excited” about the new rule from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Nicole Cantello, president of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 704...

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