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  • Pay Freeze vs BRAC expenditures
    becca
    I work for an agency that has built a new facility on Ft. Meade in Maryland. Just this week I had the opportunity to take a brief tour of this facility and was astounded at the money that has been spent. When my small group toured the health facility (that would make any local gym green with envy) my comment to my co-workers was "ladies, enjoy this facility because you are looking at your pay raise for the next three years" and the gym is only the tip of the iceberg. I do not understand why the monies obligated and spent on the BRAC have not been investigated as a waste of the taxpayers money. I would suggest that in order to provide for accelerated attrition, the government consider offering a buyout to the baby boomers (most of which are probably CSRS). I for one, fall in this category (having the age but lacking 3 years for years of service). The administration should consider allowing a credit of up to 5 years to those very close to retirement and let them retire with full benefit. I believe that even if the $25K buyout was not offered, that those who are from 1 to 5 years short of time in service and having this shortfall forgiven, would consider retiring sooner rather than later. Placing a freeze on those positions vacated would radically downsize the number of Government employees regardless of the color of money.
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  • Baloney
    mtnman1963
    While Commerce might claim not to have a hiring freeze, two of the biggest components (NOAA and NIST) have de-facto freezes in place. The Commerce spokesperson is lying.
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  • Both DHS and DIA frozen
    merlin
    My wife works for DHS, and they've been under a hiring freeze since the government started being funded by a CR. Her office alone is short five feds (about 50% manned), and although they have new hires lined up, they can't bring them on. Myself, I received a DIA offer last June, and although all the admin stuff is done (background, etc), I've been told I can't onboard yet, either.
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  • Both DHS and DIA frozen
    merlin
    My wife works for DHS, and they've been under a hiring freeze since the government started being funded by a CR. Her office alone is short five feds (about 50% manned), and although they have new hires lined up, they can't bring them on. Myself, I received a DIA offer last June, and although all the admin stuff is done (background, etc), I've been told I can't onboard yet, either.
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