Skip to comments.OMB issues guidance on Reduction in Force layoffs due to partial shutdown
Posted on 01/16/2019 7:34:04 AM PST by 11th_VA
... A new statement from the Office of Management and Budget provides cold comfort for federal bureaucrats worried that furloughs during the partial shutdown could become permanent layoffs, as long as Democrats refuse to give in and fund the border barrier.
There will be no immediate layoffs (what the federal government calls reductions-in-force or RIFs) if and when the current partial shutdown passes the 30 day mark in 4 more days. As I explained yesterday in Trump's shutdown trap?, federal law requires RIFs when federal employees are furloughed more than 30 days...
This emphatically does not rule out the shutdown trap hypothesis that I presented. ...
As the anonymous Senior Trump Administration official that I quoted yesterday noted, in the absence of bureaucrats with time on their hands and no inclination to help the Trump agenda, a lot is getting accomplished. As that process continues, after the 30-day mark is reached it will be possible to create a downsizing plan, identifying units that could easily get by with a fraction of their current staff, or even be reorganized out of existence.
The head of the OMB, Mick Mulvaney, currently does not have a lot of spare time, serving as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and as interim White House Chief of Staff (a 24/7 job in its own right). But if he is on board (and why wouldnt he be?), he could well designate a team to prepare quick plans for downsizing, now that the various agencies have seen how little they need so many of the furloughed bureaucrats. That would make the furloughs qualify for RIFs...
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Can't lose position. Nice.
Whatever the antithesis of sympathy is, it's the feeling we get when Little Hitlers enact and enforce regulations that sap productivity, confiscate wealth arbitrarily and threaten, coerce, harass and annoy.
They are FINALLY getting a taste of their own medicine. May they choke on it.
After 30 days, it is clear that most are not needed and definitely not missed. Lay them all off, eventually pay them (Congress already said they would) for up to the layoff. Then, let them collect unemploy ment benefits and go out and find new work just like everyone else.
We are going to start seeing frayed nerves very soon.
Dems give him the wall trump wins.
Dems dont give him the wall and he downsizes government. Trump wins.
This is a great opportunity to get rid of the dead weight.
Dems give him the wall Trump/Working Americans win.
Dems dont give him the wall and he downsizes government. Trump/Working Americans win.
So, let me get this correct.
An appointed bureaucrat has set policy for the entire Federal government. Did he do this with prior approval of his sole boss, President Trump? Or did it to support his subordinates which is the bottom line job of ALL bureaucratic heads?
After proving that roughly 800,000 employees aren’t needed to have an effective government why are we now on the hook for their salary and benefits for an undetermined period of time? What other business could afford this level of unproductive overhead?
He should do like Governor Pete Wilson did in California and impose a hiring freeze. When a person quits or retires, just let the position go. Other non-essential workers can pick up the slack.
The big hit is when EBTs run out February 1.
I think he did when he first assumed office. Don’t know if it is still in effect though.
Trump is about to start making government smaller.
Nobody else has ever achieved that. Not Reagan.
Theres a good possibility most of the goober mint voted for hildabeast and other socialist candidates..........
Obama increased the ranks of govt bureaucrats massively, as part of his Daddy State solution. Seems Trump could at least let those positions go, at a minimum.
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