The National Park Service has started using a political loyalty test for picking all its top civil service positions, according to an agency directive released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). Under the new order, all mid-level managers and above must also be approved by a Bush administration political appointee.
The October 11, 2005 order issued by NPS Director Fran Mainella requires that the selection criteria for all civil service management slots (Government Service grades or GS-13, 14 and 15) include the “ability to lead employees in achieving the …Secretary’s 4Cs and the President’s Management Agenda.” In addition, candidates must be screened by Park Service headquarters and “the Assistant Secretary [of Interior] for Fish, and Wildlife, and Parks,” the number three political appointee in the agency.
New York Times Following The GetOutdoors Blog Closely
Speaking of Judith Miller and questionable NY Times reporting, it's nice to see the NY Times following our blog and keeping abreast of some of the attacks that have been unleashed on the National Park System by GW and his redneck cronies. If you rea
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A sad but predictable development. So if all these employees have to sign loyalty oaths to the President's agenda, when are his daughters signing up for the Iraq war? Isn't winning the war part of his agenda?