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Trump signs Executive Order for Americans to be employed based on skill, not degrees

Trump signs Executive Order for Americans to be employed based on skill, not degrees

President Donald Trump has reformed the United States federal workforce by signing an Executive Order empowering Americans to be hired based on skill, not educational background.

Trump signed the order on Friday, at the White House, during the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board meeting, aired on the Government’s tweet.

“The federal government will no longer narrowly be focused on where you went to school but the skills and talents you bring to the job.

“We want the skill to be there, we want it to be based on merit,” Trump said.

According to the White House tweet, the implication of the executive order is that the federal government completely changes its “hiring process by prioritizing skills above educational background.”

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The federal government is the highest employer of labor in the U.S.

Furthermore, the president’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, who chaired the initiative, said the order would further bring out the best in Americans.

She stressed it “will allow us to better recognize the talents and competencies of all Americans we hire.”

Below are the details of the order as published in the Federal government website:

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Continuing the President’s National Council for the American Worker. To continue the President’s National Council for the American Worker established by Executive Order 13845 of July 19, 2018, as amended, that Executive Order is further amended by revising section 10 to read as follows: “Termination of Council. The Council shall terminate on September 30, 2021, unless extended by the President.”.

Sec. 2. Continuing the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. The American Workforce Policy Advisory Board established by Executive Order 13845, as amended, is continued until September 30, 2021.

Sec. 3. General Provisions.

(a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or

(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

© Culled from the whistler

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