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Fresh Take: Public Servant or Political Piñata?
On Federal Soup, Fixation on Firing Feds: part one in a four-part series by Avue Technologies Corporation Co-CEO Linda Rix
The focus on firing federal employees is a pendulum that swings with political tides … much like outsourcing, pay-for-performance, and public-private pay parity. And when it comes to congressional interest in firing feds, nothing fuels the fire like agency scandals—GSA conferences, VA veteran appointment backlogs, IRS targeting conservative advocacy groups, Secret Service partiers. Hearings abound—and then, a cry for action. Read the Post
Fresh Take: Fire or retire … about those pension penalties
On Federal Soup, Fixation on Firing Feds: part two in a four-part series by Avue Technologies Corporation Co-CEO Linda Rix
In January 2015, Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, introduced the “Increasing VA Accountability to Veterans Act of 2015.” This bill, H.R. 473, would let the Department of Veterans Affairs reduce a Senior Executive Service employee’s pension if he or she is convicted of certain felonies. This would include in its sweep SES employees in the process of being fired as a result of a conviction, but who leave the VA before the firing action can take place. If the bill passes, it would introduce the first performance-based pension penalties. Read the Post
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