The author of this article states it well. Federal employees themselves (collectively speaking) are responsible for the economic pain on the horizon.
Whoever controls the Senate is likely to control the outcome of much of the federal pay and benefit cuts proposed by Republicans and the Trump Administration.
Prior to taking any buyout, federal employees should consult qualified financial advisors, especially if you intend on working for a contractor post buyout.
Lawmakers offer to work with the administration on civil service reform if OPM Director Jeff Pon abandons push for “draconian” measures.
Federal employee pay and benefits have been a target of Republicans for a long time and to be fair, to a much lesser degree, even Democrats (remember the Obama federal pay freeze)
The following information was issued to the federal HR community and is based on information received by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).