Rational Nation USA
Purveyor of Truth
Spent over thirty six years of my adult life in either supervision or management in the private sector. While I am not so naive as to make the statement that favoritism or weak management does not exist in the private sector, I find it astounding that over four years four hundred and seventy Senior government executives were rated fully satisfactory or higher. Amazingly not a single executive received a marginally satisfactory or unsatisfactory rating.
It has been said that five percent of employees cause ninety-five percent of the problems in businesses and I must say that over my thirty six years this proved to be fairly accurate. It is quite probable the same holds true in the public sector.
So, doesn't it seems reasonable that of the four hundred and seventy executives at least twenty four would be unsatisfactory and dismissal from their position was in order? Perhaps the number is in actuality ever higher. Is it possible the inept executives were responsible for the current Veteran Administration scandal? And if so who is responsible for this?
Excerpt below from The New York Times
All of the 470 senior executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs received annual ratings over the last four years indicating that they were “fully successful” in their jobs or even better, according to data released at a congressional hearing on Friday, despite delays in processing disability compensation claims and problems with veterans’ access to the department’s sprawling health care system.
None of the department’s senior executives received either of the two lowest of five possible job ratings, “minimally satisfactory” or “unsatisfactory,” in any of the past four fiscal years.
The data also showed that in 2013, nearly 80 percent of the senior executives were rated either “outstanding” or as having exceeded “fully successful” in their job performance, and that at least 65 percent of the executives received performance awards, which averaged around $9,000. Only about 20 percent received the middle of the five ratings.
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