In the Washington Post today, “The Federal Worker Page” contains troubling information. Current federal employees must pay attention to this. Republicans in the House are proposing dramatic changes to federal employees’ retirement benefits. They say they are doing this to reduce the deficit.
Here we go again. Federal workers’ ultimate supervisors pushing to reduce their employees’ benefits all the while calling them every day asking for immediate information and help. This is not fair. As we know, many civil servants are called upon daily to go above and beyond their duty to support the people of our nation. Civil servants do this every day because that’s what we do.
Lift your voices to your congressional representatives so they know that you vote too. Let them know that they are betraying a public trust. Shame them into stopping this line of thinking. Now is the time to act.
If not now, when?
“Who defends the civil servant? The great majority of civil servants work hard, are dedicated to their duties, and consider public service to be a noble calling. However, blaming the government or federal employees for the ills of our society is the easy way out for some. And federal employees are easy marks because they can’t defend themselves. But think about this: where would we be, really, without the contributions of the American civil service workers?” from We Are Not the Enemy: Restoring Honor to U.S. Civil Service