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Won't -- today in federal government know what they're not taken a paid day off.
They're not sick they just don't show up for work and that's a large number of bits and into the billions of dollars in posterior and we don't have the management tools that.
Fire somebody -- just that -- from.
Leadership that knows how to -- -- high you can hear now.
Purity and -- dot.
Government's gonna have to learn to do more with books you know what it's not government's money it's the people's money and our children's money -- remodeling for the next generation of people.
You and I know that the federal government waste hundreds of billions of dollars each year.
There are dozens of job training programs which overlap and duplication.
-- in -- -- -- more fairness and accountability for her back.
We have great.
The vast majority of these.
Which you can't manage organization if you can't control who worked.
You heard right well the Defense Department an FA get ready to furlough critical workers at the federal government is spending millions pay workers who are a -- That means use the taxpayers are paying them to do.
-- feel but that.
Washington chief political correspondent Byron York joins as -- sit back and good to be here how his southern two categories nemesis start with -- senator Tom Coburn and their two categories are the ones who -- a stand by.
And -- while -- of Florida.
-- first this is a lawless in that they obviously if if a worker is not -- working should have permission to not be -- work believe.
And what Covert discovered when he did a study of this elicited a lot of federal workers we'll just not show up for part of the day -- day whatever.
And then in the number has grown he found that between.
2001 in 2007.
The the number of hours of federal workers were you all almost double.
And I mean it's instant -- now it's 9400.
They a year so it's like 9000 border -- you just don't show up so.
That if we're going to be for her -- people for sequestration throwing people in critical jobs meat inspectors -- or air traffic controllers.
When we look at this.
-- -- in the -- the amateur disturbing thing which in the sense that you can't fire people who don't show up for the government yeah I think if you look at the firing range for the government vs a private sector I mean there's no comparison at all these.
To get fired from the federal government just essentially doesn't happen.
-- it's just protection stunning finish to other categories that senator Tom Coburn has Iceland and and that is the people who we pay who are receiving the proceedings stand by paying.
He grabbed two questions what is it sequins highlighted -- after the -- of.
-- at least of these are people who.
The management feels might be needed it on a particular day.
But are not definitely -- so they're asked to stay close and be ready to come in and they're paid for it.
So I mean in in -- found that there were I think thirteen million dollars just last year.
Spent on keeping work goes on standby there are cash and I think coming and we pay them -- for that time it right yeah.
Yeah absolutely and there are a couple of other categories are really -- that he found one is called workers who are not working on official time.
And that is for example a worker -- who spends a lot of his time doing union.
Duties very -- -- -- shop Steward or something they're actually paid by the federal government and they do almost no work.
For the federal government and in this huge and enormous amount 155.
Million dollars in 2011.
Which is the equivalent -- year's work for 1632.
People all doing non official work.
In the last is people who were idle because they're waiting for security security clearances so you know -- government employees.
Hundreds of thousands of contractors.
A lot of times as contractors after their hired cannot do the job they were hard for until they get.
Security clearance the process can take months and months and months and -- Covert -- he's been maybe a billion dollars a month.
Paying workers to do nothing until they get the clearance to do the job they were hard to do.
But even even that makes sense if you're going to hire someone indicated security -- -- done in six plus is -- -- don't leave your other job -- up from one of federal payroll.
And start paying him until the security clearance has been completed this is just -- that is -- some estimates just like to still but it's like -- maximum waist.
Cool way to do it do we were doing it now and again the interesting thing you have sequestration is is allowed budget hawks like Covert.
-- to go to the file cabinet didn't look at all the things that they've been talking about for years about wasteful federal spending and say.
Before you furlough critical workers do this or do this I mean he's got a lot of examples here.
But -- -- questioning of budget -- I'm -- sort of common sense and even frankly.
You know decency is that why we why we -- people just to sort of stand by why -- -- paying people who are 81 in a lot of these things are just.
Means it's disturbing to American people are trying to hang on to their jobs in the private sector out there here you hear what goes on here in Washington now not ever been a lot of federal workers who work really hard work overtime don't -- pays -- I don't need to take away from them but there's so much.
-- A lot of what Covert just learned has been from federal workers.
Who were disturbed by what they saw going on in the federal government so you're you're right to -- -- though the large number of federal workers or does is not a problem at all.
But they don't like what's going on inside the government well according to have a congressional research memo dated march 28 that -- necessary breaks down what department.
-- Department of Health and Human Services has a 148.
Employees who receive standby -- Well it this is a case where -- Coburn in this letter has passed for justification.
Of all this kind of stuff in in here again there's several -- categories could be at least a billion dollars a month.
Where the federal government just throwing -- -- and we can't react to the White House tours over for the against an attempt in fact I hit a few.