PRESIDET TRUMP CALLS CURRENT LEVEL OF FEDS' HEALTH BENEFITS UNSUSTAINABLE, WILL PURSUE MAJOR CUTS - January 27, 2017
White House Throws Weight Behind Cutting Feds’ Retirement, Health Benefits
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
President Donald Trump this week threw his support behind dramatic changes to federal employees’ retirement and health benefits, calling the current system “unsustainable.”
Feds’ benefits are overly generous and antiquated, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said in a statement when announcing the governmentwide hiring freeze. The administration’s criticism of federal employees’ compensation package comes after Republicans in Congress have highlighted the issue as a top priority for legislative reform in the 115th Congress.