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No. 0     Original Topic: I'm getting more and more impressed with Trump!   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Dec 24, 2017 at 10:30 AM   Viewed 353 times     

Many here know I was a federal civil service employee with 27 years in. During this time, part of my work was creating contracts for the gov (I was certified and specialized with a contracting warrant and sometimes created multi million dollar contracts). I am further trained in fiscal policies/working closely with agency comptrollers/handling audits.

I witnessed first hand the waste, fraud and abuse.

While mostly due to the 'system' that I call a cesspool rather than swamp (most government agencies are 'mission' funded which means fiscally they will receive the same federal funding they did the previous year 'if' they spend the same amount). During fiscal year end (end of September) you will see tax dollars wasted on things not needed in order to receive the same allotment as the year prior (it's a game of waste). This is contrast to 'working capital' agencies that ought to replace all mission funded agencies (working capital agencies count pennies as they are self funded/I've worked for both and managed a section of the Divison's Budget for a working capital agency).

Beyond the created 'system' -- there is expansive nepotism, there are supervisors chasing employees sexually (the EEO system is clogged and overflowing with complaints), gross negligence by federal workers / workers not putting in a full day's work and pervasive failures in following regulations.

(disclaimer: some of us treated federal funds as if it were our own money and some federal employees work their behinds off. I saved 1.7 million dollars my last year in fed service).

Soooooo....for years I've stated that Civil Service needs to be scrubbed. There has not been a true reform since the 60's.

I am delighted to see that Trump agrees.

I also knew though it would be a war having worked in the trenches myself:

https://www.salon.com/2017/02/16/silencing-the-civil-service-republicans-crack-down-on-federal-workers-communication/

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/xy788q/how-federal-civil-servants-are-waging-bureaucratic-war-against-trump



I am hoping that there is no 'ease' up this time and a true reform takes place that is long overdue. It will save Billions in federal tax dollars if the crack down pushes through criticism and is carried forth/executed properly.

Exciting times to see 'real' action (that in all honesty I did not believe would take place prior to the election)!!

No. 1     Reply: Re: I'm getting more and more impressed with Trump!   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 59   on  Dec 25, 2017 at 9:42 AM     
CAsandie wrote:

Exciting times to see 'real' action ...



Amen ! :2thumbs:
No. 2     Reply: Re: I'm getting more and more impressed with Trump!   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Jan 3, 2018 at 5:49 PM     
The Federal Gov does not exist to employ Federal workers or to fatten their wallets.

It exists to serve US citizens.

And US citizens tax dollars should be spent and utilized as efficiently as possible.
No. 3     Reply: Re: Re: I'm getting more and more impressed with Trump!   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 104   on  Jan 7, 2018 at 9:50 AM     
Bullfighter279 wrote:

The Federal Gov does not exist to employ Federal workers or to fatten their wallets.

It exists to serve US citizens.

And US citizens tax dollars should be spent and utilized as efficiently as possible.


I so agree as a federal employee with 27 years in who has seen the fraud, waste and abuse first hand (and laziness/employees failing)...so I am praying civil service is cleaned up and so happy Trump has recognized this.

We need all of the federal government agencies employing civilians to be working capital (where the agency is paid for services rendered to the federal gov) rather than being mission funded (allotments based on the previous year's spending). Working capital 'earns' its income. Mission funded spends wastefully so the agency will be allotted the same they received the prior year.

Thanks BF and RPM for your posts.

No. 4     Reply: Re: Re: Re: I'm getting more and more impressed with Trump!   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Jan 13, 2018 at 12:24 AM     
CAsandie wrote:

Bullfighter279 wrote:

The Federal Gov does not exist to employ Federal workers or to fatten their wallets.

It exists to serve US citizens.

And US citizens tax dollars should be spent and utilized as efficiently as possible.


I so agree as a federal employee with 27 years in who has seen the fraud, waste and abuse first hand (and laziness/employees failing)...so I am praying civil service is cleaned up and so happy Trump has recognized this.

We need all of the federal government agencies employing civilians to be working capital (where the agency is paid for services rendered to the federal gov) rather than being mission funded (allotments based on the previous year's spending). Working capital 'earns' its income. Mission funded spends wastefully so the agency will be allotted the same they received the prior year.

Thanks BF and RPM for your posts.



From what I understand when my Grand Uncle was a Regional Director of the GSA with 15,000 employees under him he cleaned house and sped up efficiency dramatically during his tenure.
No. 5     Reply: Re: I'm getting more and more impressed with Trump!   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 104   on  Jan 22, 2018 at 6:17 PM     
BF -- Glad to hear this was the case (it's needed throughout the gov)! :thumb_up: