The Washington Post published commentary by Kathleen Doherty of the USC Price School on the impact President Donald Trump may have on the civil service sector. Doherty and her colleagues examined whether extreme partisanship was more likely to drive career civil servants out of the industry. Since civil servants are leaving at a higher rate than in past generations, Doherty argues that Trump has the opportunity to reshape the sector if he decides to fill positions.
Civil servants really are leaving in higher numbers than from past administrations. This gives the Trump administration a greater opportunity to influence the executive branch than other recent presidents have had.