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  • Trump upsets another special interest group: Porn Addicts

    03/11/2017 4:00:47 AM PST · by NYer · 82 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 11, 2017 | Monica Showalter
    The Trump administration has made life miserable for yet another special-interest group: Porn-watching perverts "working" at federal agencies RT reports: A House committee on oversight has approved prohibiting federal employees from using government computers and devices to watch pornography on the job. On Wednesday, the House Oversight Committee unanimously approved House Resolution 680, entitled the “Eliminating Pornography from Agencies Act.” The legislation, sponsored by Congressman Mark Meadows (R-North Carolina), would require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to issue new guidelines within 90 days to “prohibit the access of a pornographic or other explicit web site from...
  • Federal workers planning sabotage of the Trump administration

    02/12/2017 8:20:20 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12 Feb, 2017 | Ed Straker
    Conservative talk show host Mark Levin is fond of saying that when liberals win elections, they run the country, and when they lose elections, they also run the country. That's because liberals control much of the media, the judiciary, and especially the bureaucracy, regardless of who wins the election. Bureaucrats in the federal government, unhappy with the results of the election, feel they should be the ones to decide how America is run, and they are plotting their resistance to President Trump. At the Environmental Protection Agency, a group of scientists strategized this past week about how to slow-walk President...
  • 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 Trumps 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 Trumps 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...
  • Fed Employees Coordinate With Obama Officials To Thwart Trump Initiatives

    02/02/2017 7:36:54 AM PST · by ColdOne · 71 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/2/17 | Chris White
    Federal employees are working closely with former Obama administration officials to thwart future President Donald Trumps 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 Trumps 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
  • How to Stop Coup of the Bureaucrats: Cut the Departments

    02/01/2017 10:21:00 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 76 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 2-1-2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    TheWashington Post reported Tuesday evening https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/resistance-from-within-federal-workers-push-back-against-trump/2017/01/that there is a growing wave of opposition from the federal workers charged with implementing President Donald Trumps agenda. What Breitbart News called the coup of the bureaucrats earlier this week is well under way, with apparent coordination by former Obama administration officials working on the outside: (snip) ..... As former Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services Tevi Troy wrote recently, in recalling challenges George W. Bush faced in confronting thebureaucracy, firing is usually not an option: Another thing we learned about early on was the lifetime tenure rulestechnically known as civil-service protections. These...
  • Report: At Least 180 Federal Workers Planning to Disobey Trump Administration

    02/01/2017 2:03:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 159 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 1, 2017 | Justin Holcomb
    President Donald Trump surely realizes that most workers employed by the federal government diabolically oppose his views of America. According to a newreport, at least 180 of those employees "have signed up for a workshop featuring expert advice on workers rights and expressing civil disobedience." Also,dozens morefederal workers have attended a support groups for discussing opposition to the Trump administration. As President Trump settles into the White House, he will have to start examining ways to expeditehis transitionfrom the top down. His agenda is nothing more than words in the long term if the people working for him fail to...
  • Obama rushes to fill dozens of federal jobs before leaving office

    01/17/2017 5:34:36 AM PST · by akalinin · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 17 2017 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama rushed to fill nearly 100 federal government vacancies during a frenzy of appointments in his final few weeks in office. Since the new year, Obama has named 72 people to federal job openings and nominated another 17 for positions requiring Senate confirmation, according to CBS reporter Mark Knoller.
  • Trump Eyes 10% Spending Cuts, 20% Slash Of Federal Workers

    01/17/2017 6:49:57 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 114 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 01/17/17 | PAUL BEDARD
    Making good on a promise to slash government, President-elect Trump has asked his incoming team to pursue spending and staffing cuts. Insiders said that the spending reductions in some departments could go as high as 10 percent and staff cuts to 20 percent, numbers that would rock Washington if he follows through. At least two so-called "landing teams" in Cabinet agencies have relayed the call for cuts as part of their marching orders to shrink the flab in government. The cuts would target discretionary spending, not mandated programs such as Medicare or Social Security, the sources said. The spending reductions...
  • Boom: Trump eyes 10% spending cuts, 20% slash of federal workers

    01/17/2017 7:58:01 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 63 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 17,2017 | PAUL BEDARD
    Making good on a promise to slash government, President-elect Trump has asked his incoming team to pursue spending and staffing cuts. Insiders said that the spending reductions in some departments could go as high as 10 percent and staff cuts to 20 percent, numbers that would rock Washington if he follows through. At least two so-called "landing teams" in Cabinet agencies have relayed the call for cuts as part of their marching orders to shrink the flab in government. The cuts would target discretionary spending, not mandated programs such as Medicare or Social Security, the sources said. The spending reductions...
  • Boom: Trump eyes 10% spending cuts, 20% slash of federal workers

    01/17/2017 7:48:38 AM PST · by Degaston · 17 replies
    Could it be true? Federal Government layoffs? We see businesses doing it all the time while the bureaucrats seem to think they have a right to a job for life.
  • House Republicans revive obscure rule that allows them to slash the pay of [federal workers to $1]

    01/06/2017 5:50:50 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 81 replies
    WaPo ^ | Jenna Portnoy and Lisa Rein
    House Republicans this week reinstated an arcane procedural rule that enables lawmakers to reach deep into the budget and slash the pay of an individual federal worker down to $1 a move that threatens to upend the 130-year-old civil service. The Holman Rule, named after an Indiana congressman who devised it in 1876, empowers any member of Congress to propose amending an appropriations bill to single out a government employee or cut a specific program. The use of the rule would not be simple; a majority of the House and the Senate would still have to approve any...
  • Federal workers eye $40,000 'buyout' to duck Trump jobs freeze, cuts

    01/03/2017 9:50:17 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies
    As President-elect Trump readies to take control of Washington where he has promised a hiring freeze or worse, worried are federal workers are looking to a new $40,000 buyout program set up at the Pentagon but expected to be expanded to other departments. Several trade publications that cover federal workers and legislation said that the buyout, increased in legislation from $25,000, will likely be a hit in the Defense Department as the Pentagon moves to cut headquarters staff. The cash is available to civilian bureaucrats. It was included in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017. Some federal...
  • 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,...
  • 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.
  • FEDERAL SALARIES LAG BEHIND PRIVATE SECTOR BY 35 PERCENT ON AVERAGE, PAY COUNCIL SAYS

    11/10/2015 9:40:44 AM PST · by Alfred O. Bama · 86 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11-9-15 | Eric Yoder
    Salaries of federal employees continue to lag behind those of similar private-sector jobs by 35 percent on average, an advisory committee has said in presenting what amounts to the latest data point in a long-running debate over how the two sectors compare. The 34.92 percent "pay gap" reported Friday essentially duplicates the 35.37 and 35.28 percent numbers reported the last two years by the Federal Salary Council and is close to those of other recent years.... Under a 1990 law, the numbers are supposed to be used to virtually close the measured differences with private-sector pay. However, no administration or...
  • Federal Workforce Diversity: Why Agencies Seek Out Minority Workers

    09/06/2015 9:00:36 AM PDT · by dennisw · 29 replies
    .monster.com ^ | Dan Woog / Monster.com
    African Americans make up 17.4 percent of the federal workforce, as compared to 10.1 percent of the civilian labor force. But the percentage of African Americans drops dramatically with each rise in job grade. They hold 27.6 percent of the lowest positions (GS 1-4), 25.8 percent of GS 5-8, 15.7 percent of GS 9-12, 10.9 percent of GS 13-15 and just 6.9 percent of Senior Pay levels. Advance Your Career Hispanics make up just 7.3 percent of the federal workforce versus 12.6 percent of the civilian labor force. They hold about 9 percent of the GS 1-4 and 5-8 job...
  • Federal workers' union sues US over hack, says OPM had ample warning

    06/29/2015 7:59:26 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 15 replies
    AP via Stars and Stripes ^ | 06/26/2015 | KEN DILANIAN
    The largest federal employee union filed a class action lawsuit Monday against the federal personnel office, its leaders and one of its contractors, arguing that negligence contributed to what government officials are calling one of the most damaging cyberthefts in U.S. history. The suit by the American Federation of Government Employees names the Office of Personnel Management, its director, Katherine Archuleta, and its chief information officer, Donna Seymour. It also names Keypoint Government Solutions, an OPM contractor
  • Stop paying federal workers to sit home, personnel chief tells agencies

    06/04/2015 4:01:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/4/15 | Lisa Rein
    The government is taking action to curb the long-maligned practice of putting federal employees on paid leave for months and even years while they wait to be punished for misbehavior or cleared and allowed to return to the office. In a memo last week, Office of Personnel Management director Katherine Archuleta told agency heads that the extensive use of administrative leave throughout government should be just the opposite: a temporary solution, only for problem employees who pose a danger to themselves or their colleagues. In other words, if someone poses a threat to his own safety or the...
  • Taxpayers foot bill for union work, lawmakers seek changes

    03/26/2015 9:44:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 26, 2015 | John Roberts
    When he arrived on Capitol Hill in January, freshman Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., discovered something he had no clue was going on. Hundreds of federal employees spend their entire workday -- not doing the business of the government, but working for their unions. Hice told Fox News he was shocked by what he found. "Waste on an egregious level by federal employees who are taking taxpayer monies and using it for purposes other than the reason they were hired," Hice said. It's called "official time," and it was sanctioned into law by Congress in 1978. Lawmakers voted to allow federal...
  • Obama to Business: I Know How To Run Your Company Better Than You Do

    01/15/2015 2:00:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 77 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2015 | Conn Carroll
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said today that President Obama knows how to run small businesses better than small business owners. Asked what the White House message to small business owners who are concerned Obama's proposed new mandatory paid sick leave policy could hurt their bottom line, Earnest replied, "I think the president would have a different view which is to say that this is good business and I think there are any number of examples I can site for you where businesses have chosen to put in place these policies and it's served to reduce the turnover...