Why should we expect federal employees to actually work for us? Wouldn’t our money be better used if we paid these federal employees to organize their unions so that they can figure out how to squeeze more money from us?
Good news. We already pay them to do that!
“Official time” is a flat out obvious scam.
(From The Daily Caller)
Taxpayers spent a total of $157 million in 2012 paying federal employees to do union work rather than their actual jobs, according to a government report.
In a process known as “official time,” many working for the federal government were able to spend a total of 3.4 million hours doing work for their labor unions and not the job they were originally hired to do, according to the Washington Examiner. In comparison, in the year prior, only $1.6 million and 44,000 hours were used for official time.