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  • EPA offering early buyouts, retirement as it lays out agency reorganization plan

    04/19/2017 9:14:30 AM PDT · by kevcol · 22 replies
    WTOP ^ | April 19, 2017 | Meredith Somers
    The White House proposed a $5.7 billion budget for EPA in fiscal 2018. That’s a 31 percent cut from 2017 numbers. A 31 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget would force it to eliminate at least 50 individual programs and nearly 4,000 full-time equivalents in 2018, according to internal EPA documents that describe funding levels and policy decisions that support the President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget request.
  • Trump's 'drain the swamp' pledge will face toughest test in reducing federal workforce

    03/13/2017 8:14:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/13/2017 | Rick Moran
    As hard as it will be to pass health insurance reform, tax reform, and infrastructure legislation, President Trump's toughest challenge will come in trying to cut the numbers of federal workers. Hard numbers are difficult to come by, but budget and government experts are calling the planned reductions in the federal workforce a "historic contraction" not seen since the drawdown after World War II.  Cabinet secretaries will have some leeway in how they reduce their departments' workforces.  Some may rely on the normal attrition that occurs in any workforce with retirements and vacancies created by promotions being responsible for...
  • Ideal for Trump: Whistleblower Protection Executive Order related to surveillance

    03/06/2017 4:08:49 PM PST · by dila813 · 8 replies
    Today | Freepers
    Why doesn't Trump write a Whistleblower Protection Order when people come forward with information to the Department of Justice or a White House Counsel they will protect their jobs as long as they aren't legally culpable in the events that occurred? This information would be all information without regard for whether the person suspects it is legal or illegal, just come forward and tell your story.
  • It's A Bloodbath At The State Department

    02/17/2017 9:10:13 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 272 replies
    nypost.com ^ | February 17, 2017 | Daniel Halper
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is cleaning house at the State Department, according to a report. Staffers in the offices of deputy secretary of state for management and resources as well as counselor were shown the door Thursday, according to CBS News. Many of those let go were on the building’s seventh floor — top-floor bigs — a symbolically important sign to the rest of the diplomatic corps that their new boss has different priorities than the last one. This week’s round of firings marks the second time State Department personnel have been cleared out since President Trump took office...
  • D.C. region braces for shock from Trump effect on spending, federal workforce

    02/12/2017 6:56:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/12/17 | Robert McCartney
    The Washington region’s prospects aren’t all bad under the Trump administration. A top local economist joked at a recent business conference that demonstrators flocking to rallies in the District will drop bundles of cash, spurring growth from “protest tourism.” But the area is bracing for shock at the hands of a reinvent-the-rules president who routinely insults the city and a Republican-led Congress that for years has sought to shrink the federal government that is the area’s principal employer. Officials and analysts expect sharp cuts in federal nondefense spending, which would strain local budgets nationwide and pose a particular threat to...
  • Fed Employees Coordinate With Obama Officials To Thwart Trump Initiatives

    02/02/2017 8:01:46 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/1/2017 | Chris White
    Federal employees are working closely with former Obama administration officials to thwart future President Donald Trump’s policies and initiatives, according to a report published by The Washington Post. Federal workers regularly consult with Obama-era political appointees about ways they can push back and potentially stymie Trump’s initiatives, according to the report. Dozens of federal workers attended a support group last weekend for civil servants seeking a place to hash out their issues with the Trump administration. Nearly 200 or more federal employees, many of whom worked for the Obama administration, have signed up for workshops meant to train people in...
  • Soros-funded group advises federal bureaucrats on resistance from 'within'

    02/01/2017 3:44:17 PM PST · by markomalley · 65 replies
    Spero ^ | 2/1/17 | Martin Barillas
    According to a report by the Washington Post, some 180 federal employees have registered for training on the February 4-5 weekend in both the rights of workers and in civil disobedience. The report said that dozens of federal bureaucrats attended a support group that foments opposition to the Trump administration, less than two weeks after the inauguration President Donald Trump.    While the Post report pointed out the obvious public protests that have emerged since the beginning of the Trump administration, “there’s another level of resistance to the new president that is less visible and potentially more troublesome,” it said....
  • After Trump tweet, ethics office to U.S. employees: do not endorse products

    01/14/2017 1:09:35 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2017-01-14 | Emily Stephenson
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A day after President-elect Donald Trump encouraged supporters to "Buy L.L. Bean," a U.S. ethics watchdog on Friday warned federal employees they must not endorse products or companies. The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) said on its official Twitter account: "All executive branch employees must refrain from misuse of position, including endorsements." No mention of Trump was made in the tweet, and many rules for federal employees do not apply to the president. The ethics office has tweeted other reminders to employees this week, including one that federal gift restrictions remain in place during the upcoming...
  • Eyeing the new boss warily, federal workers prepare for deep cuts under Trump

    01/09/2017 8:19:46 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 98 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | John Fritze
    Federal workers in Maryland and across the nation are bracing for reductions in head counts, civil service protections and even salaries when President-elect Donald Trump and Congress turn their attention to government spending later this year. Trump, who ran on a promise to "drain the swamp," has identified hiring freezes at most federal agencies as a top priority for his early days in office. Republican lawmakers, many of whom have long advocated for reducing Washington's footprint, are looking to cut benefits and make it easier to fire poor performers. The threats and preliminary steps taken by Congress have created anxiety...
  • The Transition Trump has a plan for government workers. They’re not going to like it

    11/24/2016 10:09:10 AM PST · by markomalley · 47 replies
    As a longtime resident of government employee country I say this plan couldn’t come soon enough. The bureaucracy in DC is massive, expensive, and entitled. Given the degree to which technology could easily reduce the bloat in the city and beyond wins should come early and relatively easily. Wins for taxpayers anyway. Washington, the “imperial city” won’t like it and will scream bloody murder. On the other hand recent reports said that up to 35% of federal workers said they’d consider quitting their jobs if Trump became president. I say we call em’ on it.
  • 2.1 million-member privileged class freaking out as Trump plans to make them like people with normal

    11/22/2016 2:17:21 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/22/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Federal employees face a long overdue reckoning Give this some thought: We are a nation based on a system of federalism, which means that largely sovereign states are united under a limited federal government that performs only certain essential functions - those enumerated in the Constitution - and leaves all functions not so enumerated to the states by law. That is the idea. So how did we get to the point where a federal government supposedly so limited has 2.1 million employees? And how did that group of federal employees become such a privileged class that they're almost impossible to...
  • Trump plans to fire federal employees faster

    11/21/2016 1:28:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/21/2016 | Joe Davidson
    What should federal employees expect from a boss-in-chief whose workforce philosophy is best known for two words — “You’re fired?” More firings. President-elect Donald Trump would start with the Department of Veterans Affairs, which remains a target for Republicans after a scandal that erupted in 2014 over the coverup of long wait times for patients. If firings do increase, don’t think they will stop at the VA: Two of Trump’s high-profile advisers have urged him to fire feds faster across the government. This is the second of two columns examining Trump’s approach to the workforce. Last week, we examined his...
  • Trump has a plan for government workers. They’re not going to like it.

    11/21/2016 8:47:18 AM PST · by detective · 147 replies
    MSN News ^ | November 21, 2016 | Lisa Rein
    President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress are drawing up plans to take on the government bureaucracy they have long railed against, by eroding job protections and grinding down benefits that federal workers have received for a generation. Hiring freezes, an end to automatic raises, a green light to fire poor performers, a ban on union business on the government’s dime and less generous pensions — these are the contours of the blueprint emerging under Republican control of Washington in January. These changes were once unthinkable to federal employees, their unions and their supporters in Congress. But Trump’s election as an outsider promising to...
  • How to Reform the Civil Service

    11/15/2016 5:56:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 15, 2016 | Bruce Walker
    Thomas Lifson has correctly observed that reforming the Civil Service System ought to be a high priority for President-Elect Trump and the new Republican Congress. We need to understand why the Civil Service System first created as a reform in how the federal government operated. "To the victors go the spoils" was the way Andrew Jackson put it almost 200 years ago. Jackson expressed the view that the president has the right – legal and moral – to throw out government employees and replace them with cronies. The size of the federal government was proportionately much smaller then than today,...
  • FEDERAL AGENCIES Tears, angst as workforce braces for Trump takeover

    11/13/2016 9:31:46 AM PST · by ColdOne · 125 replies
    eenews.net ^ | 11/11/16 | Robin Bravender and Kevin Bogardus
    U.S. EPA employees were in tears. Worried Energy Department staffers were offered counseling. Some federal employees were so depressed, they took time off. Others might retire early. And some employees are in downright panic mode in the aftermath of Donald Trump's victory. "People are upset. Some people took the day off because they were depressed," said John O'Grady, president of American Federation of Government Employees Council 238, a union that represents thousands of EPA employees. After Election Day, "people were crying," added O'Grady, who works in EPA's Region 5 office in Chicago. "They were recommending that people take sick leave...
  • Government workers shun Trump, give big money to Clinton

    10/26/2016 8:27:36 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 41 replies
    thehill ^ | 10/26/16 | Jonathan Swan
    Federal government employees are opening their wallets to help Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump on Nov. 8. Of the roughly $2 million that federal workers from 14 agencies spent on presidential politics by the end of September, about $1.9 million, or 95 percent, went to the Democratic nominee’s campaign, according to an analysis by The Hill. ADVERTISEMENT Employees at all the agencies analyzed, without exception, are sending their campaign contributions overwhelmingly to Clinton over her Republican counterpart. Several agencies, such as the State Department, which Clinton once led, saw more than 99 percent of contributions going to Clinton.
  • Feds: Postal Worker Stashed Nearly 50,000 Pieces Of Undelivered Mail In Her California Apartment

    08/29/2016 9:51:35 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 49 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 8/26/2016 | Staff
    A U.S. Postal Service employee stashed nearly 50,000 pieces of undelivered mail in her California home, according to a criminal information filed against the worker.Federal investigators charge that Sherry Watanabe hid "approximately 48,288 pieces of United States mail" in her apartment. The mail was intended for delivery to customers along Watanabe’s route in Placentia, an Orange County city.Watanabe, 48, was named in a one-count felony criminal information filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. In a plea agreement with prosecutors, Watanabe has admitted to the mail hoarding.According to the plea agreement, Watanabe was hired as a mail carrier...
  • Largest federal employee union applauds Clinton pick of Senator Tim Kaine as running mate

    07/23/2016 1:58:12 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 20 replies
    The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) ^ | July 22, 2016 | The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)
    IMPORTANT:This information should not be downloaded using government equipment, read during duty time, sent to others using government equipment, or sent to anyone while in a government building because it involves election related activity.WASHINGTON – In response to the announcement that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has selected U.S. Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate, American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement:“While representing Virginia in the U.S. Senate, Tim Kaine has been a vocal advocate for government workers and the programs we deliver to the American public. Like Hillary...
  • Economic Growth Worst In Two Years As Investment, Durables Spending Fall

    04/29/2016 4:33:20 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 30 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | April 29, 2016 | JED GRAHAM
    After crawling ahead at just a 0.5% annual pace in the first quarter, the slowest in two years, the American economy is due for a bounce — but how high? The jury is out whether the economy has simply hit another speed bump or is facing a more fundamental slowdown, but some details in Thursday’s Commerce Department report point to the latter. U.S. GDP also fizzled at the start of 2014 and 2015, shrinking 0.9% in the former and edging up 0.6% last year... Yet it’s iffy whether the economy can rebound to the same extent... On the plus side,...
  • 25% of Feds Would Consider Leaving Their Jobs if Trump Becomes President

    02/01/2016 11:05:25 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 180 replies
    Donald Trump leads the Republican field among federal employees, but many still say they would never work for him. One in four federal workers would consider leaving their jobs if Trump were elected president, according to a new survey conducted by the Government Business Council, Government Executive Media Group’s research arm. About 14 percent of respondents said they would definitely consider leaving federal service under President Trump, while an additional 11 percent said they might. The findings indicate those leaving government would come from agencies' top ranks, as a majority of respondents were in General Schedule positions GS-13 and higher.