WASHINGTON EXAMINER – July 9, 2018: The article highlights that President Trump is taking charge of his administration’s effort to reform the federal government and workforce, the biggest indication yet that Washington is under new management.
According to aides the president has personally invested in the 32-point plan to shake the bureaucracy from out of a 1950s model based on secretarial pools.
“So much of the ability to drive change requires a fresh perspective,” said Margaret Weichert, an author of the recently announced reform blueprint and deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget.
“It’s frequently why I, as a management consultant, was brought into an organization to consult on issues like this because fresh eyes and people who don’t have a stake in the status quo very often can see things differently than the people who are of that organization or institution. And that was a major theme in the last election, that people were effectively hiring a businessman to try to change business as usual in Washington,” said Weichert in an interview.
The president’s federal reform proposed to trim and reeducate the workforce, combining federal agencies and eliminating overlapping services, won’t be easy, has his team are bracing for a bruising fight with bureaucrats, federal employee unions and lawmakers.