JULY 11, 2017
Federal workers fearful that the new weekly postings of lists of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employee terminations and other disciplinary actions will be extended to other agencies have little to worry about in the immediate future, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.
“This is the administrative state and where you have a lack of accountability, these are the kinds of steps that are necessary,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton told TheDCNF. “If it’s a story about reducing the size of the federal government and holding employees more accountable, it’s a good move.”
Asked if he would favor expanding the policy beyond VA to other federal departments and agencies, Fitton responded, “Yes!” His group is a non-profit government watchdog that has filed and litigated hundreds of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests concerning transparency and accountability in government.