Accession Number:

ADA349637

Title:

The Best kept Secrets In Government.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

VICE PRESIDENT'S NATIONAL PERFORMANCE REVIEW WASHINGTON DC

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Report Date:

1996-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

250.0

Abstract:

The federal government workforce is now the smallest it has been in more than 30 years, going all the way back to the Kennedy Administration. 2 The cuts were long overdue. People had long since grown tired of new government programs initiated each year, with none ever ending. They were tired of stories about senseless sounding government jobs, like the Official Tea-Taster, tired of larger and larger bureaucracies in Washington interfering more and more with their lives. For years, presidential candidates have been promising to make government smaller. But until Bill Clinton, none delivered. The workforce cuts are saving lots of money. For fiscal year 1996, the average government worker costs more than 44,000 a year, not including office space and supplies. 3 Cutting a quarter million jobs, therefore, can save well over 10 billion annually. But thats not the half of it. The savings from all the common sense reforms we have put in place total 118 billion. Put that together with the benefits of our healthy economy, and youll see that the Clinton-Gore Administration has come up with another one for the record books four straight years of deficit cuts, for a stupendous total reduction of 476 billion.4 Even though big cuts in government were long overdue, and even though they are a crucial step in getting the country out of the red, there is a right way and a wrong way to cut government. The right way is to show some consideration for the workers.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE