Trump Makes Federal Workforce More Like Rest of America

President Donald Trump signed three new executive orders on May 25 that are designed to make the federal bureaucracy more responsive to the needs of the American people.

These orders reform the federal civil service to:

  • Strengthen merit-based employment and make it easier to remove poor-performing federal workers.
  • Reduce the burden on taxpayers to fund on-the-job union activity.
  • Provide for more transparency in the collective bargaining process at less cost to taxpayers.

These reforms, particularly bring more meritocracy to the federal workplace, are applauded by National Center Senior Fellow Horace Cooper, a former chief of staff of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment Standards Administration:

Once again, the Trump Administration delivers on its plans to make government accountable to the American taxpayer.

It is well past time that these reforms were implemented. If you’re going to take a paycheck from the American people you should expect to work. If not, you should expect to be relieved from duty.



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