According to a recent story, a key adviser to first lady Jill Biden is quitting her position.
NBC reports that Rory Brosius, the leader of the Joining Forces initiative, sent a statement to the military community announcing her retirement. Sheila Casey, the widow of former Army Chief of Staff General George Casey, will succeed Brosius upon his departure later this month.
“As a young military spouse walking into the East Wing to intern for Joining Forces in August of 2012 to joining the Biden-Harris Administration on day one to stand up Joining Forces, this has been the journey of a lifetime,” Brosius said in her message.
Under the Obama administration, Joining Forces was established to meet the education and job requirements of military families and veterans.
Jill Biden said Brosius led the project “with grace, compassion and determination to support America’s military and veteran families, caregivers and survivors.”
“Rory has done an extraordinary job as Executive Director, doing the hard policy work that matters. Joe and I are grateful for her dedication over the last ten years,” Jill Biden said.
This is another departure for the government. According to Politico, Carla Frank, who served as the deputy director of the Office of Political Strategy and Outreach and worked for President Joe Biden for six years, departed the government last month.
The Biden administration is undergoing a period of unusually high staff turnover as President Biden nears 18 months in office.
Low morale and relatively low pay are taking a toll on both the ranks of the senior staff and junior aides alike. https://t.co/kioiXjaARW
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 8, 2022
In addition, former Chief of Staff Ron Klain, communications director Kate Bedingfield, and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh also left their positions this year.
According to a research by the Brookings Institution, Biden’s top-level advisers had the second highest turnover rate during Ronald Reagan’s administration. The investigation indicated that 21 A-Team employees had left their positions after two years.
Kathryn Dunn Tenpas, the author of the Brookings paper, believes that this trend will continue.
“Turnover is going to be high in year three,” she said, according to Axios.
Vice President Kamala Harris’s office has been the focus of change in the Biden administration.
Former Kamala Harris staffers have bad memories of a toxic culture working for her https://t.co/9tGXBTnIlA
— Insider (@thisisinsider) July 14, 2021
According to The Hill, thirteen important aides have left the vice president’s office as of late July.
According to a Daily Mail story based on an Open the Books staff research, the Biden White House shed personnel faster than each of its predecessors until July 2022.
The paper stated that the White House personnel decreased by 15 percent between 2021 and 2022, noting that the decline was 4 percent under former President Barack Obama and 1 percent under former President Donald Trump.