As a candidate for president, Donald Trump laid out a plan to reform the VA. He said recently this plan is moving forward “ahead of schedule.”
A Veterans Affairs employee, claiming to be a protected whistleblower, was removed for mishandling a radiological substance, the very activity that he had blown the whistle on with regard to others at his facility.
The House has passed legislation designed to improve the VA’s ability to hire and retain quality federal employees.
The House passed legislation that would make it easier to fire VA employees for misconduct or poor performance as well as allow the agency Secretary to reduce employee pensions under certain conditions.
The VA and federal civil service is “trapped in a failed and antiquated civil service system that is in desperate need of reform.” A House bill would change the system in the VA.
A new bill would reduce retirement income for some federal employees working as federal union representatives while being paid by the federal government.
Legislation has been reintroduced in Congress to make it easier to fire VA employees for misconduct or poor performance.
Social media is a powerful tool. Federal employees are in a unique position. Can they tweet hostile political opinions to many followers? Is that a good career move?