Department of Health and Human Services

Hiring Government Employees instead of Contractors

Cost Saving

 

I suggest you start hiring government staff instead of using contractors in the Animal Sciences field. The government is spending too much money in this area. The contractor wages being paid with fringe benefits are greater than current government salaries across the board. There is so much turnover with contractors that it could affect the research. Government employees would take more pride in their job knowing they have good benefits, pension, and knowing every 5 years they won't be worrying about if I'm going to have a job or not when the contracts changes to a new company. Job security is a piece of mind every american wants and the cost of paying a government worker with benefits and pension is still cheaper than paying a contractor over 30 years. It's a win win situation for the government.

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