As the Author of the #1 Amazon National-International Best Seller War Memoir “Battling the Storm Within” about living 20 years undiagnosed with PTSD, MST and the GWI. My mission is to empower others to address their own personal traumas, be healed, restored and live again. I believe in telling the truth, living the truth and being the truth. I will share the truth for it sets you free. I have battled my storm that was within me and won, so can you! Peace and blessings Sgt. Stephanie J. Shannon
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Monday, October 20, 2014
Making It Easier To Fire Executives Won’t Fix The VA
Last summer, Congress and President Obama, reacting to the scandals at the Department of Veterans Affairs, rushed through a law giving the Secretary of Veterans Affairs a speedier process with which to fire underperforming executives. Problem solved? Not so fast. There’s a wee thing called due process – which has created a loophole for bureaucrats in the crosshairs to retire instead of being fired.
The law’s drafters seem to have forgotten something every first year law student knows, Goldberg v. Kelly, the 1970 Supreme Court case that requires the state to allow for due process before terminating a benefit. For the VA executives, that benefit would be their pay, and due process would be the opportunity to challenge the basis for the termination.