August 3, 2015 | By Ana Mulero
The House passed a measure last week that would give the Department of Veterans Affairs more power to fire poor performers and give whistleblowers some of the strongest protections in history, The Washington Post reported. Under the new legislation, those who retaliate against whistleblowers, including supervisors, would face mandatory discipline, starting with a 14-day minimum suspension for a first offense and could be fired for the second. Also, all VA employees would have to be trained on how to protect whistleblowers. It's "the strongest law in the U.S. Code requiring accountability for bureaucratic bullies who retaliate," said Tom Devine, legal director for the nonprofit Government Accountability Project. Opponents include President Obama, who said he would veto the measure if the Senate approves it because he considers the bill overly broad and a threat to federal workers' due process rights. Article
Thank You Ms Mulero and Fierce Healthcare.
We would have Liked to have prefaced this piece with an 'Un [expletive]-ing Real', but it is Obama, after all.
The Due Process Rights of Federal Employees/Party Members are his excuse this time.
The Due Process Rights of Citizens?
Remember the scene in Braveheart where the Scots turned around and mooned the English?
Apparently, under Fast and Furious Holder the Due Process Rights of California State and San Francisco Govt employees/Party Members also trumped the Due Process Rights of Citizens.
- SFMHB 06/13/07 (4)