Trump disbands federal labor-management council

President Trump said he wants to spend tax dollars more responsibly and efficiently, so he has disbanded a federal labor-management council that he says was a waste of time and money.

Former President Barack Obama established the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations, comprised of related panels, as part of a 2009 Executive Order to create a platform for federal managers, employees and employees’ union representatives to discuss and address workforce challenges together. The goal was to improve the productivity and effectiveness of the federal workforce.

However, on Sept. 29, President Trump in his revoked the Obama order, disbanding the councils, he said have “consumed considerable managerial time and taxpayer resources, but they have not fulfilled their goal of promoting collaboration in the federal workforce.” He added, “Public expenditures on the council and related forums have produced few benefits to the public, and they should, therefore, be discontinued.”

He noted that nothing in the revocation of the councils will affect any collective bargaining agreements already in place.

Read the full order here.

Reader comments

Tue, Oct 3, 2017

Well, Management is always RIGHT and workers just need to shut up and get back to work.

Mon, Oct 2, 2017

Good for him As a former manager until AFGE changes to promote improvement and employee productivity climate will not change.

Mon, Oct 2, 2017 John Columbus, Ohio

Sure, who cares about issues relating to management-employees anyway? Better to just let management have their way and its their way or the highway for the underlings. Just like the Trump Corporation. All his employees love him-just ask them. He has never once fired a relative. His Administration is sure working out well, so we can model the rest of the government after that!

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