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National President Dougan Issues Statement on Obama Government Reorganization Proposal

Friday, January 13, 2012
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Cory Bythrow

Phone: (202) 216-4458

 

Washington, D.C. – In response to President Obama’s proposal for fast track government reorganization authority, National Federation of Federal Employees National President William R. Dougan issued the following statement:

 

“In these lean economic times, difficult decisions have to be made, and more efficient delivery of government services is required.  President Obama’s fast-track consolidation proposal announced today is an example of that. Though his proposal shows promise for rooting out inefficiencies, the fact that a restructuring could lead to large-scale lay-offs is a very serious concern. With millions of American workers already unemployed, we are looking for proposals that create jobs, not eliminate them. Our sincere hope is that as these federal agencies are reconfigured, they find a way to make sure thousands of people working in these agencies aren’t given pink slips. To the extent that savings can be found while protecting jobs, we are supportive.”

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