"Very few federal employees -- in the hundreds, not the thousands -- are ever fired on the basis of poor performance," said Paul Light, a professor of public service at New York University.Does anyone see anything wrong with this?
That's out of a federal workforce of 1.86 million, he said.
"If you want to fire an employee, you're taking on a task that is very intense and difficult, and biased in favor of protecting employees, and it can take a year or more to complete," Light said.
Monday, March 30, 2009
You're not fired.
It is easier for the President of the United States to fire the CEO of General Motors than it is to get a federal employee fired.