Federal employees were just put on notice… and they don’t like it one bit.
On Friday, President Trump signed a series of executive orders that will now make it easy to fire low-performing federal workers.
Finally… Some Accountability
Most of us go to work with the realization that if we do not perform well at our jobs, we will end up losing our jobs.
Federal workers, however, are protected by a union that enables subpar workers to continue collecting a paycheck funded with our tax dollars.
Trump vowed to end wasteful government spending during the election and these new executive orders will do just that.
The legislation creates new guidelines to review employees and will finally hold them accountable if they are not doing their jobs.
In addition, it caps the amount of time employees can be paid when they have to take off work for union-related business.
Both policies make sense, at least to conservatives.
Quite frankly, the only people that should be upset about this legislation are the people NOT doing their jobs.
The President of the American Federation of Government Employees, J. David Cox, Sr., was more than a little upset about the signing of the orders.
Cox stated, “This is more than union busting – it’s democracy busting.”
Andrew Bremberg, Director of the President’s Domestic Policy Council disagrees, though.
“This President is fulfilling his promise to promote more efficient government by reforming our civil service rules,” Bremberg stated.
He continued, “These executive orders will make it easier for agencies to remove poor-performing employees and ensure that taxpayer dollars are more efficiently used.”
Early estimates state this new legislation could put as much as $100 million a year into the pockets of American taxpayers.
That is the amount of money that will be saved due to the current time it takes to fire a subpar federal employee (based on a 2015 Government Accountability Office report).