The structures were wired to make them unusable as we were leaving. Shredding machines had been going 24/7 since the first of April.
Absolutely a RIF has been used many times before and how I eventually ended up at DAO instead of OICC. I lost my job at OICC (South Vietnam Before 1975 Check out the last three pictures) only to be hired later by DAO. All perfectly legal.
Has President Trump suckered Democrats and the Deep State into a trap that will enable a radical downsizing of the federal bureaucracy? In only five more days of the already "longest government shutdown in history" (25 days and counting, as of today), a heretofore obscure threshold will be reached, enabling permanent layoffs of bureaucrats furloughed 30 days or more.
Don't believe me that federal bureaucrats can be laid off? Well, in bureaucratese, a layoff is called a RIF – a Reduction in Force – and of course, it comes with a slew of civil service protections. But, if the guidelines are followed, bureaucrats can be laid off, as in no more job.
It is all explained by Michael Roberts here (updated after the beginning of the partial shutdown):
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