Accession Number:

ADA276204

Title:

Reducing the Size of the Federal Civilian Work Force

Descriptive Note:

Study rept

Corporate Author:

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (U S CONGRESS) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

84.0

Abstract:

Both the Congress and the Administration have shown a continuing interest in cutting federal employment as a method of reducing federal costs and controlling federal deficits. In February 1993, for example, the President announced a plan to reduce employment by 100,000 through 1995. The recent report of the National Performance Review NRP calls for additional cuts in procurement, personnel, and selected other management and administrative operations. The government has three standard approaches to reducing employment. It imposes a hiring freeze--that is, it does not replace some or all of the workers who leave for retirement or for other reasons. It lays off workers, in what the government refers to as a reduction in force. It offers workers the opportunity to retire early. More recently, the government has granted the Department of Defense DoD and a number of other agencies the authority to offer cash payments to employees who leave their jobs--or separate--voluntarily. These agencies together employ around 40 percent of the federal civilian work force. The Congress is considering legislation that would extend authority for such payments to all civilian agencies

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE