PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS CUT WOULD LEAD TO TOUGHER RECRUITMENT OF FEDS - June 14, 2017
Federal Recruiting Could Get Even Harder With Loan Program's Demise
By Erich Wagner, Government Executive
The Trump administration wants to axe a program designed to encourage young people to pursue careers in government and the nonprofit sector, but experts said the move would jeopardize efforts to recruit the next generation of federal employees.
The plan to eliminate the public service loan forgiveness program is part of the administrationís controversial 2018 budget proposal that aims to dramatically reshape government and how it operates. While the Education Department said those currently counting on the program to help them with their student loans will not be affected, many questions remain.