TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! PREPARE FOR MASSIVE KANSAS CITY RIFS!!! BROKE-ASS CITY HALL SOON TO ELIMINATE AS MANY AS 100-125 JOBS!!!
In Kansas City, Missouri our municipal government hasn't used the term "layoff" in quite some time.
Layoffs are politely referred to as RIFS . . . Reduction In Force.
To wit . . .
SEVERAL CITY HALL INSIDERS REVEAL THAT KANSAS CITY IS SOON TO ELIMINATE MORE THAN 100 JOBS FROM CITY HALL THANKS TO AN ONGOING BUDGET CRUNCH!!!
A few deets shared with us . . .
- Unions are holding onto workers, recent agreements protect City Hall union employees from getting RIF'd and away from the proposed 3% reduction in force.
- We've already noted the hiring and salary freeze that has only the most skilled dept. heads can get around.
- The cuts have to come from jobs paid out by the general fund . . . Obviously, they have crunched the numbers and our budget remains "structurally unbalanced" very much like City Manager Troy Schulte complained last year.
- Already, employees with political connections are scurrying to protect themselves from the upcoming RIFS.
Sadly, all of this contradicts so much happy talk related to city staff earlier in the year.
The 5% citizen satisfaction survey win was touted far and wide but I'm not sure that sentiment will hold up if the City is letting to a significant percentage of the work force.
We'll be hearing about these cuts in the mainstream media sometime soon. They're going to try to sell the effort as "right-sizing" or some kind of similar nonsense. In reality, KC insiders don't think that the right people will be cut and they lament these upcoming RIFS are really just an indication that City Hall is just starting to experience some negative consequences for a pattern of extravagant and misguided spending.
Developing . . .