Trump disbands federal labor-management council
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Sep 29, 2017
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.