Should severance packages be paid to government employees that are forced to resign?
if they resign because they did something unethical or illegal, should they still recieve severance packages?
I don't think anyone should be rewarded for failure. That goes for the Corporate world too. The Government isn't the only one that hands out money and that's basically what is included in your severance package, to those that should be thrown out.
Forced to resign means a sympathetic option for dismissal. (if the reason is disciplinary). If an employee is forced to resign due to excess staff or closing of the department or the institution etc.or similar reason then the case is different. But resignation does not permit giving a severance package if there is no provision for such in the contract of employment. If a package is negotiated and agreed in closure of a govt. business a severance package is normally included in the agreement.
Practices differ in different countries. (Jurisdictions). In a case of sympathetic option.. this is offered to give some relief because the loss of terminal benefits are too big a punishment.
No, they should be punished for violating the public trust.IMO.
Any extra to help them get by until they find new jobs would be nice given they're being forced out of jobs they did faithfully serving the public. I think the monies for these severance pays ought to come out of the retirement funds of the Senators and Congressmen who have wasted public funds foolishly and still get their lifetime pensions no matter how long they served.
Hell NO. Why should they get paid for screwing up? If you work in the private sector this wouldn't even be an option/question.
No, they are breaking a binding contract with their employer. They are supposed to be leaders and examples to us and our children.
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