NTEU Testifies at Senate Subcommittee Hearing on Agency Reorganization Plans

NTEU National President Tony Reardon testifying before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management
NTEU National President Tony Reardon testifying before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management
Today, NTEU National President Tony Reardon testified before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management at a hearing entitled “Examining the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Memorandum on the Federal Workforce, Part II: Expert Views on OMB’s Ongoing Government-wide Reorganization.” The Subcommittee, led by Chairman James Lankford (R-OK) and Ranking Member Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), wanted to hear from outside experts as to their views on the administration’s Executive Order to reorganize federal agencies.

The number one issue Tony discussed was the need for agencies to work closely with their front-line employees and union representatives to achieve results. Tony also highlighted the overwhelming responses and suggestions that NTEU received from represented employees that were provided to agency leadership for their individual reorganization plans, including increasing telework, reducing unnecessary layers of management, and encouraging front-line decision-making. Additionally, Tony discussed our concern that agencies may utilize this initiative to simply contract out federal functions and operations.

Read Tony’s testimony and NTEU’s press release on this subject.

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