President Donald Trump just issued a new executive order that will potentially get rid of federal employee unions’ ability to negotiate with agency leaders and represent workers.
PS Republic reported that this order will will also reduce the time it takes for an agency to fire people for poor performance or misconduct. Trump issues this order because during Barack Obama’s presidency, government employees felt safe from repercussions for not working or for misbehaving. Trump has had enough of this nonsense, and he’s putting these workers on notice.
“Today, the President is fulfilling his promise to promote a more efficient government by reforming civil service rules,” said Andrew Bremberg, director of the President’s Domestic Policy Council. “Every year, the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey shows that less than one-third of federal employees believe poor performers are adequately addressed by their agency. These executive orders make it easier to remove poor performing employees, and ensure that taxpayer dollars are more efficiently used.”
Trump’s first goal is to reduce the time it takes to fire poor performers and employees suspected of misconduct by standardizing the length of Performance Improvement Plans to 30 days across the federal government.
“A GAO report shows that it takes six months to a year to remove someone from government, and can often take another nine months on appeal,” an official said. “[This] also encourages agencies to fire someone for misconduct when they’ve been engaged in behavior that warrants it, instead of just suspending them.”
Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) released a statement praising Trump for this order, calling it a huge move towards a more effective federal government.
”The hallmark of the American civil service is our commitment to hire the best and the brightest to serve our fellow Americans,” he said. “These executive orders strive to make the federal government more efficient, not only for the taxpayer, but for our great federal workers. We have thousands of federal employees who work very hard for the nation; it’s important that their work is not frustrated by the poor performance of a small few.”
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