Letters to the editor

Following are responses to an FCW.com poll question that asked: "Do you favor dividing the Senior Executive Service into a corps of managers and a corps of technical experts?"

I feel that if they are receiving the amount of money that they do, then they should be required to supervise people and not just focus on a technical area.

I am one of the employees that was converted to a 2210 [information technology specialist], and I am not a happy camper. When they reclassified me, I was made a systems administrator. Prior to the conversion, I was a 0334 [computer specialist] and was classified in three of the five areas within that job series.

Now it looks like I have only one track instead of three.

James Nelson

Army Contracting Agency

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A person's strength should not be diluted by unfamiliar tasks or responsibilities for which he or she has no background, be it technical or "management."

Nat Clark Department of Housing and Urban Development

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