Executive orders target official time, employee performance
- By FederalSoup Staff
- May 25, 2018
President Trump signed three executive orders aimed at making it easier to fire federal employees and limiting the use of official time, Federal Times reports.
The orders — signed on May 25— will 1) limit the amount of time an employee can be under investigation for misconduct and encourages firings for underperformers, 2) states that employees who conduct union activities while on the job must spend at least 75 percent of their time doing government work and 3) calls for the Office of Personnel Management to renegotiate contracts with unions regarding the reporting of official time instead of working directly with individual agencies.
The American Federation of Government Employees opposed all three of the executive orders, contending that the administration is attempting to replace civil service with political service.