January 23, 2015

DEFLATING THE WORKFORCE:

House Republicans propose shrinking federal workforce, cutting service contracts (Josh Hicks, January 23, 2015, Washington Post)

House Republicans pitched two bills this month that would drastically reduce the federal workforce and the government's use of contractors.

Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) proposed legislation on Wednesday that would shrink the federal workforce through attrition by 10 percent over the next five years, saving an estimated $35 billion during that span. The cuts would not affect postal employees.

The measure would also impose a hiring freeze on agencies that exceed a limit of one new hire for every three departing staff members.

Posted by at January 23, 2015 3:55 PM
  

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