DESPITE CLAIMS OF FIRING FEDERAL EMPLOYEES, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS FINDING IT MORE DIFFICULT - August 22, 2017
‘You’re Fired’ may be harder than Trump thinks when it comes to federal workers
By Lisa Rein, Washington Post
Anxious to remake the federal government, the Trump administration is cracking down on employees who break the rules, taking action in some instances in disciplinary cases that had languished under former president Barack Obama.
The White House in April instructed agencies to “remove poor performers” as they construct plans to shrink the workforce as part of a federal downsizing. Trump vowed during the campaign to shake up a government awash in “waste, fraud and abuse” — and the new administration has been vocal about its strategy.