USGS cuts?

Tue, 13 Dec 1994 16:19:39 EST

Just a word about the USGS and the Republican's proposed cuts... yes the
USGS has done some excellent work, and a few departments still do, but
have you weighed the "dead wood" at the higher GS levels? Very little
published in the more theoretical work, lots of people "biding their
time" 'til their civil service guaranteed job and guaranteed retirement
run their course. And as most of us know, almost no way to "can" a civil
servant, no matter how unproductive or incompetent, it's worse than
tenure! You can't even give a less than average raise to someone who's
just taking up space. Short of demolishing the USGS maybe we need a
drastic overhaul of the Civil Service gravy train.

Sandra E. Whitney
Associate Director
Honors Program
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602