IRS Worker Suspended for pro Oba

Posted by stargeezer 6 years, 3 months ago to Politics
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An IRS employee was suspended for 100 days for using his job at the agency’s help line to try to convince callers to vote for President Obama, a government watchdog agency announced Thursday.

The employee, whose name wasn’t mentioned in the announcement from the Office of Special Counsel, admitted to using his job for political purposes and agreed to the settlement that involved a 100-day suspension.
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  • Posted by wmiranda 6 years, 3 months ago
    I retired from a large federal agency where I worked in the labor relations field representing management. When someone committed an infraction serious enough to be discipline, the employee had appeal rights to the union, the EEOC complaint process, unemployment compensation, and in case of a veteran, MSPB rights. So, many times in cases in which the infraction was so serious as to warrant termination from employment, the agency had to fight the union and the employee's attorney in the various forums over a year before the person was actually permanently terminated. Union stewards would engage in egregious acts that would not be tolerated by any private industry, but they were protected by the National Labor Relations Board, because somehow those acts where twisted into "protected union activity" and the sole reason for the existence of the NLRB is to protect the unions. Otherwise, the NLRB couldn't justify their own existence. All politicians pander to federal union leadership who in turn support their reelection, mostly to a democratic party position. So no matter what political machine is in place, the system feeds itself in a self preservation cycle.
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  • Posted by $ Radio_Randy 6 years, 3 months ago
    Actually, they'll change the suspension to a furlough and he will still receive all the pay he lost during the 100 days.
    Hell, he'll probably get a promotion and a raise!
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  • Posted by $ Thoritsu 6 years, 3 months ago
    Clearly the criminals are in private industry. Lets get more sterling Government oversight! They never lie, steal, mislead or misuse power.
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  • Posted by wmiranda 6 years, 3 months ago
    Usually the suspensions are without pay and that seems to be the case here. I don't know how many people could afford to be 100 days without pay. I know I couldn't. It is a stiff penalty, however, using one's position for political or personal gain, especially in a position of trust, should be a termination offense. Wow, how naive of me at 63. Politicians do that ALL THE TIME!
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