Lawmakers take aim at firing processes

House Republicans are planning to send a letter to the Trump administration and are garnering signatures to help them promote and solicit interest in easing the firing process of employees across the federal government, Government Executive reports.

According to the article, the lawmakers—as well as several advocacy groups— are asking agency leaders if they believe applying the authorities now in place at VA would be “beneficial to operational efficiency, morale and employee accountability,” and whether they have suggestions to “improve or expand these authorities."

To date, about 24 conservative House members have co-signed the letter.  

Reader comments

Wed, Nov 1, 2017

Why not begin a policy that terminates poor managers and their associate minions.

Tue, Oct 31, 2017

Toss all the law makers (law breakers) out and impose term limits of 2 years and salary cuts.

Mon, Oct 30, 2017

Well they should start somewhere like themselves. Fire the do nothing congress senate and their staff. Start over with term limits, a cap on their pay at $50,000 a year, house them in DC Public Housing so they do not complain they cant afford to live in DC or its surroundings; no more perks at the airports such as free parking; no more free lunches; a true time card verified for a 40 hr work week and if they cant attend the sessions they get docked 25% of their pay each time.

Fri, Oct 27, 2017 Sergio CA

Really, the people that need to be fired are the managers, supervisors and regional directors that make things look that everything is ok and then lie about it. This is not good for the staff employee that has not choice or is coerced into to by threatening their job.

Fri, Oct 27, 2017

I think first we fire all of Congress and Senate and impose term limits and cap their salaries at $ 50,000 and provide them a shuttle service back and forth to their shared cubicles on the hill. They can live in DC Public Housing and receive the same benefits as regular federal employees. They will not be able to have free lunches, gym memberships and would have to clock in a 40 hr work week or get their salary reduced. Also the speaker of the house can be limited to 1 term of 2 years.

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