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  • Trump’s Raw Deal

    04/23/2018 9:27:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2018 | John P. Warren
    Donald Trump has gotten the rawest deal in the past 50 years. This observation comes from over 50 years of listening and observing, in an out of government. A quick trip through time should make that point—and others. Since 1968, I’ve worked for every president—that’s eight— except Obama & Trump. Alas, my labors—at least initially—were at such low levels, there were none lower. After service as an Army intelligence linguist and analyst in support of LBJ’s questionable geopolitical instincts, I worked as an investigator for the US Civil Service Commission, now OPM, the government’s central personnel agency. Working the...
  • You're fired: Trump to rid 'worst' federal workers, automatic raises, fat bennies

    02/12/2018 7:41:42 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 71 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 9, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    President Trump plans to take the huge federal Civil Service off cruise control, ending automatic pay increases that go to 99.7 percent of the workforce, trimming fat benefit packages, and for the “worst,” rolling out his trademark phrase from The Apprentice, “You’re fired!” In his budget, set for release Monday, his administration is planning the biggest reform to the federal workforce in decades, using models from Amazon, Google, and a handful of well-operating agencies. Officials said the overall goal is to bring the 1950s-styled Civil Service into the digital age, introduce automation, reward “the best” with bonuses, make it easier...
  • ‘Mapping The Swamp’ Report Shows It’s Even Bigger, Costlier Than You Think

    12/28/2017 6:52:44 AM PST · by harpu · 30 replies
    www.lifesett.com ^ | 12/27/17 | Mark Tapscott
    Paying federal workforce costs taxpayers $1.1M per minute, according to a pro-transparency group, Open The Books December 27, 2017 by Mark Tapscott James P. Cochrane earns $250,335 annually as chief marketing and sales officer for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), making him the highest paid public relations employee of the federal government. The USPS lost $5.1 billion in 2016. Right behind Cochrane is Stephen Katsanos, who pulls down $229,333 as a public affairs official for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). And the third highest-paid federal public relations employee is Titus Simmons, also of the FDIC, at $215,248, according to...
  • Govt. Union Rep: Employees Only Have To Be “Available To Work” To Get Paid

    08/22/2017 7:02:11 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | August 22,2017 | Jazz Shaw
    t’s not just the VA where we’re having trouble cutting out the deadwood, however. This report from the Washington Post has at least one real eye opener in it. The head of the Treasury has been made aware of problems at the Patent and Trademark Office. Over there, a number of workers were found to be falsifying their time reporting, billing the government for hundreds of thousands of dollars for time not worked. In some of the most severe cases, workers put in two hours of time, then had the audacity to charge the government for a full day plus...
  • Federal Managers Have Some Bad News For Government Workers

    08/17/2017 5:02:18 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | August 16,2017 | Jazz Shaw
    They’re going to have to start laying some people off, and for much of Washington, DC, that’s a completely foreign concept. Agencies are “pretty certain” they will need to institute reductions in force as they aim to satisfy an executive order from President Trump and ensuing guidance from the Office of Management and Budget, said Leslie Pollack, deputy associate director of OPM’s HR Strategy and Evaluation Solutions, on WJLA’s “Government Matters” program. Those documents required executive branch agencies to reorganize themselves and, in the process, cut the size of their workforces. Pollack’s office, which provides human resources consulting to federal...
  • New Video: 4 ways Trump’s budget slashes income for federal workers and retirees

    06/16/2017 2:04:06 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 41 replies
    American Federation of Government Employees ^ | June 15, 2017 | American Federation of Government Employees
    Budget delivers huge tax breaks to CEOs and wealthy on backs of federal workers, retirees WASHINGTON –A new video from the American Federation of Government Employees illustrates how President Trump’s proposed budget would cut wages for current federal workers and slash federal retirement benefits for current and future retirees.“It takes money out of your paycheck right now and cuts the benefits you were promised for retirement,” the narrator intones. “Most employees will be forced to pay nearly eight times more out of every paycheck for a worse pension benefit than you receive today.”Specifically, the budget would: Increase current workers’ out-of-pocket...
  • 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 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...
  • 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 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
  • 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
    The Washington 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 Trump’s 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 the bureaucracy, firing is usually not an option: “Another thing we learned about early on was the lifetime tenure rules–technically 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 new report, at least 180 of those employees "have signed up for a workshop featuring expert advice on workers’ rights and expressing civil disobedience."  Also, dozens more federal 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 expedite his transition from 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.