Off with their heads ... Oh, and you too! (Article)

Debra Roth, Partner, Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C., a federal employment law firm, was quoted in the Federal News Radio article, "Off with their heads ... Oh, and you too!", an article discussing the VA scandal 2014, in June 2014.


Federal workers, and especially their career bosses, in every agency have a big stake in how the Department of Veterans Affairs scandal plays out.

In addition to the head-rolling which has already started at the VA — President Barack Obama accepted VA Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation Friday — fallout from the lengthy and possible fatal patient wait-list could compromise the job security of career senior executives governmentwide.

In a worst-case-scenario — from the executives' standpoint — many of the appeal rights and safeguards that now protect them from political appointees could be abolished. Instead, some in Congress would like members of the SES hired as "at will" employees who could be swiftly canned by their political bosses.

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News source: Federal News Radio