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Trump Just Made It Easier to Fire Federal Bureaucrats

One of the most pervasively corrosive aspects of federal bureaucracy — in addition to wasted taxpayer dollars and gross inefficiency — is the near impossibility of firing unionized federal employees.

But that is about to change after President Trump signed three separate executive orders making it easier to ax do-nothing bureaucrats.

Among the orders is a recommitment to merit-based employment which means people will be terminated more quickly for non-performance.

Another order puts restrictions on the union-related business bureaucrats can conduct.

And the last order cuts salaries for negotiators whose sole job is to drag out long and costly contract negotiations with federal unions.

In short: American taxpayers should get what they pay for, and now that’s closer to becoming a reality.

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President Donald Trump issued three executive orders Friday to prevent unions from protecting government employees who don’t perform in their jobs.

Critics say Trump is stripping unions of their power by changing how federal agencies approach collective bargaining agreements, but the administration says the goal is to protect taxpayers from overspending on labor.

“By holding poor performers accountable, reforming the use of taxpayer-funded union time, and focusing negotiations on issues that matter, we are advancing our efforts to elevate the federal workforce,” Jeff T.H. Pon, Director of the Office of Personnel Management, said.

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