US Politics in Trump era Public date: 14.11.2019 12:15:01

20 Feb 2017

State Dept. carries out layoffs under Rex Tillerson

Much of seventh-floor staff, who work for the Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources and the Counselor offices, were told today that their services were no longer needed.  These staffers in particular are often the conduit between the secretary’s office to the country bureaus, where the regional expertise is centered. Inside the State Department, some officials fear that this is a politically-minded purge that cuts out much-needed expertise from the policy-making, rather than simply reorganizing the bureaucracy.
Much of seventh-floor staff, who work for the Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources and the...

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