Key Federal Worker Protections May Be in Jeopardy Under Trump … – The Chief

At least three of President-elect Donald Trump’s picks to run Cabinet-level agencies are on the record as either having a worldview antithetical to their agency’s statutory mission or calling for the dismantling of the agency they have committed to lead.

Their appointments to head the Department of Labor, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy may present unprecedented challenges to the tens of thousands of Federal civil-service employees who are committed to the mission of these agencies but will find themselves at philosophical odds with their new bosses.

Counterintuitive Choices?

The President-elect’s nominee to run the EPA, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, has sued the EPA over its Clean Power Plan and has said the climate-change debate “is far from settled.”

Andy Puzder, the incoming administration’s pick for U.S. Labor Secretary, is the CEO of CKE Restaurants, which owns the fast-food brands Carl Jr.’s and Hardees, which the New York Times reports

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