Letter to the Editor

I find the civilian personnel system beyond understanding. Personally, I believe Ms. Cheers should have been fired for the drug use. Period. [See Milt Zall column, "Disability round about," June 4, 2001.]

I have seen civil "servants" become experts and ride the system for all it is worth. There is still a lot of dead weight out there. It is simply too hard to rid the workforce of substandard personnel. And, sadly, I believe it is far too difficult to advance and reward truly outstanding and dedicated workers. And there are a lot of great people out there.

And, last, to equate civil service with military service, as expressed in an earlier column ["Equal raises for all"], is absurd. Nuff said.

Name withheld upon request

WRITE US

We welcome your comments. To send a letter to the editor, use this form.

Please check out the archive of Letters to the Editor for fellow readers' comments.

Featured

  • People
    2021 Federal 100 Awards

    Announcing the 2021 Federal 100 Award winners

    Meet the women and men being honored for their exceptional contributions to federal IT.

  • Comment
    Diverse Workforce (Image: Shutterstock)

    Who cares if you wear a hoodie or a suit? It’s the mission that matters most

    Responding to Steve Kelman's recent blog post, Alan Thomas shares the inside story on 18F's evolution.

Stay Connected