Experts concerned about federal workforce issues after the passing of Chairman Cummings
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Oct 24, 2019
Rational management of federal workforce issues depends heavily on bipartisan consideration in Congress. Yet some experts are expressing concern that this less political approach and careful attention may be harder to come by after the death of House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.).
Cummings, according to experts quoted in a recent GovExec article, was extraordinarily inclined, compared with other lawmakers, toward taking a bipartisan approach to the needs of civil servants—an inclination that helped direct lawmakers toward supporting the proper functioning of federal agencies.
Robert Tobias, the director of business development at the Key Executive Leadership Program at American University and Don Kettl, a political scientist at the University of Texas – Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, are interviewed in the article.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) is the acting chair of the committee.