FMA PRESIDENT TESTIFIES IN FRONT OF SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE - February 10, 2017
Senate Overseer Promises Reforms to Federal Pay, Performance Management and Discipline
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
Senators on both sides of the aisle praised federal employees during a hearing Thursday, agreeing President Trump’s hiring freeze is an inefficient way to govern and promising to find bipartisan solutions to improve the civil service.
The Senate will push for changes to hiring, training, compensation, performance management, and discipline and separation, according to Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s panel on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management. Lankford vowed to hear a “wide variety of viewpoints” in drafting “comprehensive reforms,” saying the civil service was not a partisan issue.