OPM ISSUES GUIDANCE ON THE COMPLEX PRACTICE OF FIRING BAD FEDS - January 17, 2017
OPM’s Guidance on Firing Bad Employees Will Remind You That It’s Complicated
By Kellie Lunney, Government Executive
The Office of Personnel Management on Wednesday reminded federal managers that they have several tools at their disposal to discipline poor performers or employees engaged in misconduct.
OPM released 22-page guidance -- not intended to be “comprehensive” -- outlining the various disciplinary procedures for Title 5 employees, depending on whether the issue is performance-related, or a result of misconduct. The guidance walks agencies through the proper steps, including notification and documentation, required for suspending, reassigning, demoting and firing employees and members of the Senior Executive Service.