|Obama has issued a late Friday executive order requiring that when a government service contract expires--and there's a new contract to perform the same services at the same location--the new contractor has to keep the old workers. Why?|
The Federal Government's procurement interests in economy and efficiency are served when the successor contractor hires the predecessor's employees. A carryover work force reduces disruption to the delivery of services during the period of transition between contractors and provides the Federal Government the benefits of an experienced and trained work force that is familiar with the Federal Government's personnel, facilities, and requirements.
But what if the contract got switched because the previous work force, you know, sucked? ...
So the new coach of the Detroit Lions comes in and the NFL puts in a rule that he has to keep all the previous workers from the last coach.
The idea that all Federal Workers have the same grasp of experience and high training that can be transferred to a new contractor is ridiculous. What if the contractor already has his own workers lined up? You going to deny them a job? How about this being a rule where the best talent for the job is surrounded by average talent or scaring away contractors who have a high work ethic and reputation from being saddled with poor workers?
This is a waste of taxpayers dollars as Obama continues to change America into the Labor Union's whore.