A FEW CLUES INTO THE ADMINISTRATION'S ATTRITION PLAN - April 5, 2017
Few Details Emerge on Trump's Workforce Attrition Plan, but Past Proposals May Offer Clues
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
The Trump administration is offering few details on the nature of the attrition plan it has promised to deliver in a little more than two weeks, but the man heading the initiative may look to his own past to draw inspiration in his effort to reduce the size of the federal workforce.
In 2011, when he was a congressman, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney introduced the Reducing the Size of the Federal Government Through Attrition Act. The measure would have required federal agencies to fill just one vacancy for every three employees who left. The goal of the bill, which was approved in committee but never received a vote on the House floor, was to cut the size of the federal workforce by 10 percent over five years.