Letter to the editor
What's all this talk about not being able to fire government employees?
[Ask Milt, Oct. 11.]
Here in southern Indiana, they have little process of having half the
employees as temporary, at times up to 10 years or longer. The employees
sign one-year contracts that stipulate they can be released at a moment's
notice. (I thought there was a law that you had to be made permanent if
in a temp position for more than one or two years.)
Also, I know of a person who was fired when he refused to transfer to
Korea. He was in a mandatory-rotation career program.
One more thing: Cronyism is alive and well in government agencies. Toothless
unions have to fight it every day.
Name withheld by request