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Op-Ed: Public employee union's 'official time' personnel bailout

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Around $156 million, that's how much taxpayers spent in 2011 on federal employees who did no federal work at all. These aren't people who fail to perform the work assigned to them, but rather employees who are not assigned any federal work at all. Shocked? Under the law, a federal agency can pay its employees who act as union stewards on a full-time basis to work for an outside entity, the...

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