The Trump administration’s April 11 directive to cut the federal workforce and improve performance runs parallel to initiatives the Defense Department and Congress have been working on for years, but how much the directive will further those efforts is still unclear.
The White House memo requires agencies to take immediate actions to reduce the workforce and come up with a plan to maximize worker performance.
DoD and Congress already have policies on the books to slim the civilian workforce. DoD directed a 25 percent cut across the board to its headquarters functions. Congress mandated further cuts to headquarters, the senior executive services and the National Security Council in the 2017 defense authorization bill.
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