Donald Trump Would Require Federal Employees to Sign Non-Disclosure Agreements

In a recent interview with the Washington Post led by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said that he would require federal workers to sign non-disclosure agreements if he were to be elected, at least for those serving in high level positions.

The quote below is an excerpt from the interview as published in the Washington Post:

RC:  And one thing I always wondered, are you going to make employees of the federal government sign nondisclosure agreements?

DT:  I think they should. You know, when somebody — and I see it all the time. . . .  And I don’t know, there could be some kind of a law that you can’t do this. But when people are chosen by a man to go into government at high levels and then they leave government and they write a book about a man and say a lot of things that were really guarded and personal, I don’t like that. I mean, I’ll be honest. And people would say, oh, that’s terrible, you’re taking away his right to free speech. Well, he’s going in. . . .  I would say . . . I do have nondisclosure deals. That’s why you don’t read that. . . .

TSP: Your Accounts Are Safe

The TSP issued the following statement today in the wake of the news about the massive cyber attack that has left millions of current and former federal workers’ personal data vulnerable:

We are aware of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) cybersecurity incident. It is important to note that TSP account numbers are not shared with OPM.

Spending Bill Includes 1% Pay Raise for Federal Employees

The massive spending bill that is expected to be passed by Congress includes a 1% pay raise for federal workers. According to the Washington Post:

The bill authorizes a 1 percent pay raise for military service members and allows a 1 percent pay raise for federal employees, ordered by Obama, to begin in January.

For more, see Obama Calls on Feds to Do Their “Fair Share” With 1% Pay Raise for 2015.