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Transition team's request of DOE raises questions

A request by President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team regarding a particular group of federal employees has left the federal workforce feeling a bit “unsettled."

A request by President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team regarding a particular group of federal employees has left the federal workforce feeling a bit “unsettled,” the Washington Post reports.

According to the article, Trump’s transition team has asked the Department of Energy to provide the names of career civil servants who have worked on climate change policy.

DOE officials have rejected the request and reassured its employees it will continue to do so, although the move has raised alarm about potential consequences of working on climate change under President Obama’s policies, the report notes.

Reader comments

Sat, Jan 28, 2017 Retired Civil Servant USA

The real problem in Civil Service is political appointees from both parties that have burrowed in and stay political but with civil service protection giving all a bad name. Congress should change the law to prohibit career status if anyone has ever been a political appointee. I was targeted by a group of these after I gave my honest opinion when asked instead of the preferred yes man response, but I did not care since I was retiring in less than a year anyway. Those guys from either side belong on a hit list.

Sun, Dec 18, 2016 Jack

Excuse me? He's not the president yet. That said, when your boss asks you for information and you refuse to provide that information, there are consequences. DOE management needs to take a long hard look at how hillary et. al. were investigated for withholding information from Congress. DOE is NOT special any more than hillary was special.

Thu, Dec 15, 2016 Hugh Blomeke Odenton, Md.

Under what rationale or authority has DOE rejected this request for information. Does DOE consider itself first as a protector of Federal Jobs or of the Tax Payer dollars and interest? If the former, then DOE is part of the swamp and richly deserves to be drained.

Thu, Dec 15, 2016

ALL of them.

Thu, Dec 15, 2016 Retired Civil Servant

Request for DOE names is a thinly veiled attempt to form a "hit list". DOE stand strong, protect your loyal and hard working employees. Congress - weigh in on this!

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