The delegates to the Republican national convention have formally approved their party’s 2012 platform. Kellie Lunney already has covered what the platform says regarding federal pay, benefits and the overall size of the workforce. But if you’re curious about the GOP’s overall view of government and how it needs to change, here’s what the platform has to say: Continue reading “The GOP View of Government”
A draft version of the Republican Party’s policy platform calls for restructuring federal pay and benefits and shrinking the government workforce through attrition.
The document, posted online by Politico, praises federal workers for their dedication and “the difficulty of their thankless task of implementing poorly drafted or open-ended legislation,” but said the government is too bloated and that federal pay and benefits are out of whack with the private sector. It proposes cutting the federal workforce through attrition by at least 10 percent and adjusting federal compensation to reflect private sector pay and benefits. “The federal pay system should be sufficiently flexible to acknowledge and reward those who dare to innovate, reduce overhead, optimize processes, and expedite paperwork,” the document stated. Continue reading “GOP endorses fed pay overhaul, smaller workforce”