Anti-Leak Policy Could Cost some Feds their Retirement

Bill Bransford, partner at Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C., a federal employment law firm based in Washington D.C., was interviewed on Federal News Radio's Federal Drive show to discuss a recently proposed legislation that would strip federal employees of their pensions and other benefits if they are accused of improperly disclosing information to unauthorized persons. The interview is available here.

Excerpt: Leak a little, lose a lot.

That's the idea behind part of a newly proposed Intelligence authorization act would allow intelligence agencies to strip employees of their pension and other benefits, if they're accused of improperly disclosing information to unauthorized persons.

"I've never seen anything like that before," Bill Bransford, partner at Shaw, Bransford & Roth, told Federal News Radio. The act puts in some "very serious penalties that people will think seriously about that may cause them to not disclose classified information. We're talking about a provision that would take away their retirement benefits."

Source: Federal News Radio