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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Firing a Bad Federal Employee May Get a Little Easier

Holding federal employees accountable is essentially impossible. They have the highest job security of any sector of the economy. In fact, out of a federal non-military workforce of 2.1 million, only 11,046 persons—or 0.5 percent—were fired in 2017.

One reason for this is the cumbersome process managers must endure to fire a single employee. Multiple appeals involving as many as four separate agencies, as well as union representatives, are not uncommon. This process can last years even in the most cut-and-dry cases.

Faced with such obstacles, federal managers often let misconduct go unaddressed.

But two bills moving through Congress now would make it much easier for federal managers to take action when an employee is simply not getting the job done. The Modern Employment Reform, Improvement, and Transformation (MERIT) Act and the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) Reauthorization Act would strip away several layers of red tape that insulate federal employees from accountability.

How 2 Bills Would Fix the Problem



Anonymous said...

It's about time!

Anonymous said...

I hope so.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, some national park rangers were protected in the past in this area, that should have been gone! Corruption at its best

Anonymous said...

Careful what you wish for, especially since almost every bill/law passed by CONgress for a particular or specific reason usually gets abused or has holes in it.

Sorry, I don't trust this Congress as far as I trust OC City Hall! Drain the swamp FIRST, then start passing bills/laws. Remember, the same trash that was in Congress when Trump won is still there!