Bill would require 2-year probationary period

Friday - 4/15/2011, 4:55pm EDT

Tim McManus, Vice President for Education and Outreach, Partnership for Public Service

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If you get promoted or transferred, no matter how great you're doing on the new job and how you've done at your old one, you may be up against a two-year probationary period.

The proposed bill - H.R. 1470- would make the probationary period for new hires two years, too.

"This is nothing more than part of a larger ongoing assault against federal employees," said NTEU President Colleen M. Kelley in a statement. "There is no compelling basis for either of these bills and it is an insult to federal employees to try and fast-track them without an airing of the issues through hearings."

Tim McManus is the Vice President for Education and Outreach at the Partnership for Public Service.

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