Maryland lawmaker: OPM-GSA merger will not happen

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said the administration’s controversial plan to merge the Office of Personnel Management with the General Services Administration “is simply ‘not going to happen,’” Federal Times reports.

Hoyer, speaking at an Aug. 22 press lunch, called the plan a “perverse recommendation,” noting that the White House would have to work around entire funding bills to make the plan happen as two appropriations bills forbid funding for the plan, according to the report.

Although, the Trump administration contends that the merger is to improve efficiency, Hoyer said he does not believe that to be the case, but instead, the administration wants “’to break up certain agencies of government because they’re hostile to government,’” the article notes, adding that he also said it doesn’t make “any intellectual sense,” to merge an agency charged with managing individuals with one that is charged with managing buildings.

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Wed, Sep 18, 2019

GSA + OPM + MAGA = SNAFU

Tue, Sep 17, 2019 FORNEY Annuitant LUNDY CA

i always knew that Congressman Hoyer was a very smart man and has the best interests of the federal employees and retirees in mind. Thanks.

Thu, Aug 29, 2019

The problem is that management and political appointees only do one thing really good is destroy morale and careers. The management at the big outfit in Bethesda go on retreats to perfect such skills. Time to reduce such numbers and let the workers to what they are supposed to do.

Tue, Aug 27, 2019

Stenny, Go after the ineffectual management bloat at the big outfit in Bethesda. These idiots are responsible for corrupt acts including time card issues such as teleworking when they are actually on vacation; back stabbing and gender bias and making sure they write each other up for large bonuses along with taking credit for work they never did. The rank and file employees fall further behind and the smart ones retire or leave civil service.

Mon, Aug 26, 2019 Arizona

I agree wholeheartedly with Rep. Hoyer and strongly hope he prevails.

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