Trump administration threatens furloughs, layoffs if Congress doesn’t let it kill personnel agency - June 19, 2019
By Lisa Rein, The Washington Post
The Trump administration is threatening to furlough- and possibly lay off- 150 employees at the federal personnel agency if Congress blocks its plan to eliminate the department. The Office of Personnel Management is preparing to send the career employees home without pay starting on Oc. 1, according to an internal briefing document obtained by The Washington Post. The employees could formally be laid off after 30 days, administration officials confirmed.