The Obama administration was known for scandals, broken promises, cover-ups, lies, and general lack of performance at agencies, such as the Internal Revenue Service and the Veteran’s Administration. However, it was not known for holding its employees accountable.
Not only did the people in the Obama administration not get fired, nearly everyone received the highest attainable salary increase.
The military news website, Stars and Stripes, is reporting on a bill moving through the U.S. House of Representatives that would actually do in government what happens every day in the private sector – fire rather than reward people for corruption, incompetence, lying, insubordination or just not being able to do their job.
Representative Phil Roe, R-Tenn, said before the vote, “Despite concerns from Democrats, a House panel advanced legislation Wednesday that would make it easier for the secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire, demote or suspend VA employees.”
Roe continued, “The House Committee on Veterans Affairs passed the VA Accountability First Act of 2017 on a voice vote. The committee shot down three amendments from Democrats to take out a more contentious portion of the bill that they said could prevent it from gaining support in the Senate.”
“Our choice today is very simple: You can stand with an antiquated system that is responsible for the lack of accountability and the scandals that have arisen over the past years, or you can stand with our veterans,” Roe stated before the vote.
The “concerns from Democrats” was a way of saying Democrats on the committee don’t like this, but after eight years of misconduct Republicans are unlikely to give into the minority party’s agenda.
Stars and Stripes reported, “Democrats took issue Wednesday with one piece of the legislation that eliminates VA employees’ option to a grievance procedure. Currently, an employee facing discipline can issue a complaint with their union, which could be resolved through collective bargaining. The bill would eliminate that option.”
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