From Hot Air
There’s been an update in the ongoing saga of the EPA “buyout” program which was announced earlier this year (though it immediately spread to other departments). In order to facilitate the cutbacks at the agency, they originally announced that various packages were being put together to “convince” some of the government workers to leave. These included early retirement options far in advance of when they should have qualified and significant cash buyouts of up to $25K for those who had only been there for a few years.
It wasn’t just the EPA either. The same thing was happening at other executive branch agencies. We later learned that the initial talks had hit a rocky patch and the agency was working with the unions to develop memorandums of understanding in an effort to “persuade workers to leave their jobs.”
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