Should government employees be personally liable for their actions on the job?
A long as they operate within the law, sovereign immunity must apply - outside the law, they should be hung out to dry & on their own.
What if the law is clearly unconstitutional?
If it is so clearly unconstitutional, how did it become law..?
Jonfrel, if the Federal Government can interpret the Constitution unilaterally, then it should surprise no one that they will interpret it to their benefit.
Because thugs don't care about the constitution.
As a federal employee, I believe that we should be as liable as any other job. If you are negligent or malicious then expect to be held accountable. By the way that's what I do in my org I hold gov accountable for spending and waste.
Everything the Federal Government does is waste.
Not everything, in my group we objectively monitor water flow, supply and quality across state lines and provide services to hundreds of individuals, businesses and other agencies as well as state of the art flood warning from rivers to small streams
I agree there are failed programs and many that shouldn't e it's but there is good work being done out there by people who actually care and understand that it is the people's money and time therefore it must be used wisely
I am a government employee - kind of - community college - and my husband is a federal government employee. I can be sued civility if I am negligent and carry special insurance because I am in a management job. My husband declined
A supervisory role partially due to the fact that there would be no additional pay but he would have had to acquire special insurance
People need to take responsibility for their actions, or lack of, in all aspects of their life. Including their job.
Yes, to a certain extent. If they knew, or reasonably should have known, that their actions were unlawful and/or un-Constitutional, then yes.
If they only did the action at a supervisor's behest, then both should be liable. The supervisor more so.
Hell ill say it all day long even when I join the military or don't. I don't approve of Obama or anyone like him. Is your brother an officer? Officers I know can't speak out but enlisted can and should!
Um...What? Can you rephrase and clarify please?
I'm a gov employee and we are responsible for our actions. They're pretty strict here about certain things.
I mean civilly liable. If you do misdeeds no one can sue YOU, they can only sue your organisation.
Oh I see. Well either way I answered yes
The thing I hate though is they're super strict about what you can say. Limiting your freedom of speech seems to be more important then how well you do the job
Care to elaborate?
You have to take a stupid meeting on what not to say basically. I got in trouble for assuming this guy was Italian from New Jersey. Stupid shit like that. You have to watch what you say and it's dumb!
Yet there's reverse discrimination within the gov. For instance black only tdy's! That's bs. My mom quit the state dept. cuz of that crap. She works for the navy now
It's not "reverse discrimination." It's just discrimination; there's no default setting.
Ok it's still discrimination which the fed is so big on and against yet they're doing it
servicemen have no freedom of speech when in uniform. My brother when I asked about Obama the one time said and I quote, "He is my commander and chief.". not answering my question at all.
Is your brother an officer? Enlisted last I check have a right to speak out off duty. Bush was big about free speech. This pres thinks he's royalty
Goalie. That's not some regulation, that's just how most military folks are programmed.
Also if you talk to most military personal they'll tell you up front they hate the guy
^ petty officer second class, USNR
I really hate the guy. Goes for 99% of congress too.
Private employees can be given massive fines by regulatory agencies. There should be no exception for government employees, especially on cases where serious, violent crimes haver been committed.
Agreed, such as the case in one of my most recent polls. The people of the city shouldn't pay for the actions of a criminal with a badge and a gun.