The Biden Administration cut the parental leave of pregnant women who worked in the Trump White House. One woman was told the day before her baby was due that she would be unable to use the benefits that she was already using. More on PJ Media:
“I got completely screwed,” Vanessa Ambrosini, who worked in the Trump administration for four years, told Politico. “There were no caveats in that language saying anything about if the administration turns, you get nothing and of course, that happened and so I got nothing.” Her benefits had been approved for January through March by the Commerce Department’s human resources office, but she was informed the day before her baby was due that her leave would be discontinued after January 20, effectively canceling a benefit she was already using.
The Biden White House would not comment on the issue, but an anonymous official said that political appointees “do not enjoy the promise of federal employment past the end of the administration in which they choose to serve.”
“We understand that a few Trump appointees, including a handful currently on parental leave, submitted last minute requests to remain on government payroll,” the official said. “Because these requests were received so close to Inauguration Day… there was no way to implement an exception to the rule in a way that is fair to all outgoing appointees, including many who resigned as expected without making requests for extraordinary benefits.”
A cruel and harsh reality for some extremely vulnerable people, Trump was a very well off individual before entering the White House and many in government engorge themselves with their positions in government but not all. What makes this story especially heart breaking is the fact that these individuals were all under the impression that they would keep these benefits after the transition.