In a “yuge” win for those Americans who seek accountability and efficiency in government, President Donald Trump signed three executive orders Friday that made it significantly easier for lousy federal employees to be “drained” from the swamp.
Prior to Friday, it took “6 months to 1 year to remove a tenured Federal employee for poor performance, plus an average of 8 more months to resolve appeals,” according to a White House press release.
That’s a long time …
Watch below to see then-Rep. Jason Chaffetz admonish then-National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis in 2016 for not firing a federal employee who had repeatedly been accused of sexual harassment:
Thanks to the president’s executive orders, bad employees like the one mentioned above may not only now be more quickly removed, but they may also be also barred from “seeking re-employment at another agency.”
*round of applause*
“These executive orders will make it easier for agencies to remove poor-performing employees and ensure that taxpayer dollars are more efficiently used,” Andrew Bremberg, the director of the Domestic Policy Council, reportedly said.
The efficiency will be obtained from the stipulations Trump imposed on unions. Prior to Friday, an estimated 470 employees with the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs were wasting their entire workday performing work for their labor union. Not anymore.
The president’s executive orders also mandate the creation of a Labor Relations Working Group to more quickly negotiate contracts with labor unions and, hopefully, save taxpayers some money.
While these stipulations should please every America, liberals are of course apoplectic, because God forbid federal employees be held to the same standards that millions of private marketplace employees are held to every single day.
— John Lee (@Johnleejr3) May 26, 2018
Trump is making it easier to fire veterans and other federal employees. This is an attack on working families and organized labor. https://t.co/swdQLwemZl
— Andrew Janz (@JanzAndrew) May 25, 2018
Trump just gutted union workers rights
Trump wants federal agencies to fire low-performing workers, negotiate better union agreements and slash the time that federal employees can spend union activity and still be paid. https://t.co/mFCetfm5wS
— Karol 🌿 (@karolcummins) May 25, 2018
— Lisa Charlanza (@LisaCharlanza) May 26, 2018
It’s as if these people live on another planet. The same applies to J. David Cox Sr., the president of the American Federation of Government Employees.
“These executive orders are a direct assault on the legal rights and protections that Congress has specifically guaranteed to the 2 million public-sector employees across the country who work for the federal government,” he reportedly whined.
“This administration seems hellbent on replacing a civil service that works for all taxpayers with a political service that serves at its whim.”
But how is it a “legal right” for, as an example, federal employees to remain at their jobs even after they commit egregious crimes such as sexual harassment?
How is it likewise a “legal right” for federal employees to waste their days working for their union or even watching pornography versus serving the American people?
It speaks to these people’s stunning entitlement that they believe they should be held above the most basic workplace ethics.
Newsflash to federal employees: You are NOT special, and if it takes the president slapping you with a bevy of new rules for you to realize this, then so be it!
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