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How would a federal workforce cap affect agency performance?

With budget deficits edging ever higher—and the overall economic recovery slow, at best—some in Congress are complaining the current growth of the federal workforce is irresponsible—and must be stopped.

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, is leading the charge—offering a bill last week to cap the growth in federal employment to February 2009 levels.

The reduction would come from attrition and a limit on new hiring—although some national security-related agencies would be partially exempt.

“If we are to get our deficit under control, we need to rein in the runaway growth of our federal government,” Hatch said.

How would a February 2009 cap affect your agency?

Posted by Nathan Abse on Aug 10, 2010 at 12:13 PM


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