From the Office of U.S. Representative Barry Loudermilk:

R Street Institute: “The civil service is the bedrock of our executive branch. It is they who carry out the daily work of making government work for the people. Good government requires high quality employees. Unfortunately, today’s civil service protocols make it very costly and very difficult for an agency to fire an underperforming federal employee. No private company could succeed with such restrictions. The MERIT Act is a good start for Congress’ re-evaluation and modernization of the civil service. It balances workers’ protections against arbitrary removal and agency managers’ critical need to have the best possible workforce serving the public.”

Kevin R. Kosar
Vice-President of Policy
R Street Institute

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