Further down in the Nov. 28, 1966 column, Diarist Jerry Kluttz reports on inter-agency competition for 177 new jobs allocated by the CSC. They were expected to be granted to “HEW [Health, Education and Welfare], HUD and others that are most involved in carrying out the President’s Great Society programs.”
Of course, decisions about the federal workforce are seemingly never without controversy: “This has caused officials to ask if the Vietnam war and vital domestic programs aren’t as important as those launched by the Great Society,” Kluttz wrote.
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