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Public Service May 20 Standing Panel

May 20, 2022 @ 01:00:00 pm - May 20, 2022 @ 02:30:00 pm
Eastern Time (ET)

Schedule F and the Future of Merit in Government

Friday, May 20, 2022; 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST

The Standing Panel of Public Service will be discussing the issues around Schedule F and the future of merit in government. The issues raised in the Trump administration’s Schedule F executive order haven’t gone away—and will surely be back, either at the federal or state levels.

After a brief discussion on the background of the executive order and key issues involved, each panelist will be asked to address the following:

● An assessment of Schedule F: the politics and the policy

● Potential solutions to the key issues identified

● A prediction on the future of merit in government:

  • Will merit become an obsolete concept, a troubled policy in need of reform, or an important set of core values that need to be reinforced?


Donald F. Kettl

Professor Emeritus and Former Dean, University of Maryland School of Public Policy

James-Christian Blockwood

Executive Vice President, Partnership for Public Service

Doris Hausser

Independent Human Resources professional with a long career in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Donald Moynihan

McCourt Chair at the McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University

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