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
    Federal CIO Suzette Kent

    Federal CIO Kent to exit in July

    During her tenure, Suzette Kent pushed on policies including Trusted Internet Connection, identity management and the creation of the Chief Data Officers Council

  • Defense
    Essye Miller, Director at Defense Information Management, speaks during the Breaking the Gender Barrier panel at the Air Space, Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo)

    Essye Miller: The exit interview

    Essye Miller, DOD's outgoing principal deputy CIO, talks about COVID, the state of the tech workforce and the hard conversations DOD has to have to prepare personnel for the future.

Stay Connected

FCW INSIDER

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.