Thousands of federal workers on extended paid leave (Article)
Debra Roth, partner, Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C., was quoted in the Washington Post article, "Thousands of federal workers on extended paid leave" in October 2014.
Tens of thousands of federal workers are being kept on paid leave for at least a month — and often for longer stretches that can reach a year or more — while they wait to be punished for misbehavior or cleared and allowed to return to work, government records show.
During a three-year period that ended last fall, more than 57,000 employees were sent home for a month or longer. The tab for these workers exceeded $775 million in salary alone.
News source: The Washington Post