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Trump Eyes 10% Spending Cuts, 20% Slash of Federal Workers

on January 17, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
President-elect Trump has asked his incoming team to pursue spending and staffing cuts, and insiders say they could go as high as 20%.

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Outgoing OPM Chief Hits Incoming GOP Policies

on January 17, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Outgoing OPM Chief Hits Incoming GOP Policies As she leaves office, outgoing OPM director Beth Cobert cautioned against a broad hiring freeze of the kind that Trump has proposed.

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Trump’s Big Challenge: Cutting Federal Workers

on January 12, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Donald Trump has promised to cut the overall size of the federal workforce, but his plan says nothing about contract workers, a group which has grown substantially in recent years.

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Some Trump Cabinet Picks Skeptical Of Their Agencies’ Missions

on January 12, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Many of Donald Trump's cabinet picks have a record of outspoken skepticism of — and in some cases downright hostility to — the agencies they’ll oversee.

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OPM Authorizes Temporary Appointments For Trump Nominees

By on January 11, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

OPM has issued guidance to allow appointing Trump administration nominees to start working while awaiting Senate confirmation.

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Democrats Ask Trump To Reconsider Federal Hiring Freeze

By on January 11, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Democrats Ask Trump To Reconsider Federal Hiring Freeze

A large group of House Democrats recently sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump asking that he reconsider plans to impose a federal hiring freeze upon taking office on January 20.

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Federal Workers Worry About Their Jobs Under President Trump

on January 9, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal workers nationwide are bracing for reductions in head counts, civil service protections and salaries when President-elect Donald Trump and Congress turn their attention to government spending later this year.

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How To Quickly Reduce Federal Employee Salaries and Agency Programs

By on January 4, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How To Quickly Reduce Federal Employee Salaries and Agency Programs

As the public was told in 2008, elections have consequences. The new administration will have different priorities than the Obama administration. One new Congressional rule will allow cutting the workforce or cutting federal employee salaries in specific agencies.

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Trump Team Seeks Agency Records On Border Barriers, Surveillance

on January 4, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
In a wide-ranging request for documents and analysis, President-elect Donald Trump's transition team asked the Department of Homeland Security last month to assess all assets available for border wall and barrier construction.

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Federal Agencies Rush To Fill Job Openings Before Trump Takes Office

on January 1, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Several federal agencies are accelerating hiring in the final days of the Obama administration to ensure that as many new employees as possible are in place before President-elect Donald Trump imposes a promised hiring freeze.

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