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Fri Feb 9, 2018, 10:12 PM

Unions vow to fight Trump's pay-for-performance plan for federal employees

Source: Washington Post

Unions vow to fight Trump’s pay-for-performance plan for federal employees

By Joe Davidson February 9 at 4:29 PM

Federal labor organizations are vowing to fight the Trump administration’s plan to develop a pay-for-performance system for federal employees.

It would be a “nail in the coffin of the apolitical, professional civil service,” said J. David Cox Sr., president of the American Federation of Government Employees, the largest federal union.

Reacting to an Associated Press report that a pay-for-performance proposal will be included in the budget plan President Trump will release Monday, Cox asked if anyone wants “a system that allows financial rewards — funded by taxpayers — to be provided exclusively to those deemed loyal to the administration?

“Does anybody want a pay system that denies pay adjustments to people considered disloyal to the administration? Pity the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) scientist whose work demonstrates the existence of climate change.”

Moving to pay-for-performance, instead of the current system in which tenure has considerable influence on pay increases, would be a substantial change in the government’s salary structure, but it would not be the first time it has been tried. The National Security Personnel System was used at the Defense Department during the administration of President George W. Bush. That system came under harsh criticism for unfairness from labor organizations and Democrats, and it was abolished by Congress.

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Fri Feb 9, 2018, 10:14 PM

1. K&R

Terrible idea...so no wonder Trump is all for it!

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Fri Feb 9, 2018, 10:25 PM

2. DICTATORSHIP

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