President-elect Trump Plans to Reshape the Federal Workforce

Posted Nov 28, 2016 by
Mike W.

Donald Trump was elected on November 8, 2016 to be our next President of the United States. He will soon determine how to lead our nation, govern our agencies, and oversee the administration. Once sworn-in on Inauguration Day, Friday, January 20, 2017, the new President will begin executing his new agenda items… one of which will be shaping the federal workforce.

In an article from Federal News Radio: 1500 AM with Nicole Ogrysko, President-elect Trump did indicate the government will be making some changes under his administration. On October 17, 2016, Trump mentioned a Five-year Ethics Reform Plan for the federal workforce. The plan suggested a hiring freeze on federal employees and a five-year lobbying ban on all executive branch employees after they leave federal service. Bill Dougan, President of the National Federation of Federal Employees Union, mentioned many familiar bills, particularly those impacting federal benefits, pay, and hiring and firing procedures, will be back on the drawing board for Congress. “Whatever shape…or…size the government is going to take, I would hope there would be interest in working on continuing the ability to attract and retain the best and brightest in federal government,” Dougan said. “We’ve made…strides in doing that over the last several years…We can argue over the size of government, how many employees an agency is going to have on the rolls, but regardless of that the quality of those hires and being able to retain those folks…is in everybody’s interest."

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