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FDA In The Era Of Trump: How The Agency And The Products It Regulates Could Fare

Posted: April 17, 2017

On April 11, 2017, White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney announced that the Trump administration would be lifting a federal hiring freeze, which the President instituted on January 23, 2017. Unfortunately for current and prospective federal employees, the memo lifting the freeze provides little hope that jobs are safe or that vacancies will be filled. The memo outlines the Trump administration’s plans to make government “lean, accountable, and more efficient.” It requires federal agencies to: (1) take actions to reduce the federal workforce and achieve cost savings, including planning for the President’s FY '18 Budget Blueprint; (2) develop a plan to maximize employee performance; and (3) submit an agency reform plan to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

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