There are so many good ideas to save $ in the federal government. However, no one wants to talk about poor performers and how much it costs to get rid of one. The amount of time a manager has to spend, documenting, then facing legal obstacles of having to be perfect. Someone should do a study to look at how much hours spent to get rid of someone that is not performing up to par. Then there are layers of appeal courts that one can go through. It is amazing cycle of passing poor performer from one agency to the next. Not to mention someone that knows how to beat the system through EEO scare tatics. Perhaps, it doesn't seem a big saving of getting rid of one poor performer but there is a big saving if you look at a big picture of efficiency and morale of other good workers. It is a disease in the federal government that no one wants to touch.
Idea No. 1296