Survey of Federal Employees: Union Official Time Wastes Taxpayer Funds

Official Time

As often stated on this blog, union official time is a wasteful, massive subsidy to federal-employee unions.

And somewhat surprisingly, according to FedSmith.com survey, many federal employees feel the same way.

Simply, the survey asked FedSmith.com readers, which are primarily active or retired federal employees, whether official time makes government more efficient and effective or whether it is a wasteful practice.

Of the more than 2,100 readers readers that responded to the survey, 69 percent viewed granting paid-leave to federal employees to conduct union business as “a waste of agency funds” or makes government less efficient.

See full results of the survey, here. For more on official time see, here.

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