workforce reductions

  • 7 agencies expect to hire, but more will plan for staffing cuts under 2019 budget

    The Trump administration is also suggesting policy changes to the federal hiring process, the requirements that govern the Senior Executive Service.

  • Potential workforce reductions at Energy, Interior leave some lawmakers ‘troubled’

    Lawmakers are beginning to probe the depths of civilian agency budget cuts to discover the extent of their cost in human terms, and it’s leaving some of them concerned.

  • Where is the federal workforce, and why does that matter?

    The truth is federal employees are in every state, The abstract concept of cutting the federal workforce runs into the reality that federal employees are constituents, and most members of Congress are interested in protecting jobs in their districts.

  • House bills slash federal workforce, start possible hiring freeze

    A collection of new House bills aim to slash the federal workforce, let go of 120,000 civilian employees at the Pentagon and take back top secret security clearances for contractors in the intelligence community.

  • Job cuts possible in Census reorg

    The Census Bureau plans to close half of its regional offices in its first realignment of field offices in 50 years. The change could affect more than 300 employees. Agency leaders expect to save up to $18 million dollars per year under the plan.

  • Reporters’ Roundup: Agencies cutting workforce, paper

    Stories Federal News Radio reporters are working on for June 16, 2011.

  • Congress should measure twice, cut workforce once

    For a long time now lawyers have been the dominant profession in the House and Senate. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says maybe we could use some more doctors and carpenters who understand the measure-twice-cut-once rule.

  • Bill cuts fed workforce by 10 percent

    Republican leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee introduced a bill to reduce the size of the federal government by 10 percent, codifying the deficit commission’s recommendation. The legislation also would not let agencies hire contractors to replace federal workers unless there is a ”financial advantage to the government.”

  • USPS to reduce workforce by up to 30,000 in 2011

    The U.S. Postal Service could reduce its workforce by up to 30,000 employees this year. Up to 7,500 of those positions would be eliminated as part of a redesign that USPS will announce March 25, an agency spokeswoman said.

  • Elections 2010: Focus on federal workers

    A partial shift in power on the Hill means committee chairmanships will change in the House but not in the Senate. A variety of issues from the federal budget to telework, and federal pay and regulatory policies will be re-examined.