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Trump budget aims to end automatic pay hikes for federal workers, make firings easier

Monday President Trump put underperforming federal workers on notice including in his $4 trillion budget plan a major overhaul for how hiring and firing is done in the D.C. bureaucracy. Following on Trump’s campaign promise to “drain the swamp,” the plan calls for several big changes. This includes ending automatic pay hikes that kick in “irrespective of performance,” changing retirement benefits and making it easier to fire bad employees and reward good ones. Continue reading →
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