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Friday, March 13, 2015

It Takes At Least 170 Days to Fire a Government Employee

A minimum of 170 days is required to fire a federal employee for poor performance, if a government agency properly follows the required dismissal process.

The government firing process is so lengthy that departments often keep bad employees to avoid it, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

“The time and resource commitment needed to remove a poor performing permanent employee can be substantial,” the GAO said. “It can take six months to a year (and sometimes longer) to dismiss an employee.”

In order to fire a government worker federal managers can consult a 12-step flow chart, which the GAO provided in the report released Monday. The report examined the “long-standing personnel issue” of the government’s inability to fire bad employees.

Federal agencies have two procedural options when faced with firing a poor worker: chapters 43 and 75 of title 5 of the United States Code, and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) implementing regulations.

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Anonymous said...

Is it any wonder they feel above the law? It's taught to them from the very day they're hired.

Anonymous said...

Change the code!

Anonymous said...

since I'm in the private sector I'm amazed that my wife hasn't let me go yet.

Anonymous said...

that would be 169 days too long..