National Affairs: R.I.F. Notices for Indefinites

In the corridors and at the lunch tables in Washington last week, much of the talk was about R.I.F. notices (reduction in force), indefinites (noncareer Government employees) and F.B.I, (fired by Ike). The capital was talking about the cuts in Government personnel, and with good reason. Since Jan. 20, the federal payroll has been cut by 80,000 civilian employees, about half through dismissals and the rest through abolishing the jobs of workers who have resigned.

Many career employees have been dismissed, but now most of the R.I.F. notices are going to the indefinites. Last...

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