Following the failures mentioned previously in this blog regarding DSS management’s handling of the DSS mission, and treatment of employees, I was sent this information.
I have heard from sources through the Beltway that Kathleen Watson’s resume is currently out to industry and other government agencies. Has anyone else heard these same rumors? GFS
I have also heard changes are happening for Richard Lawhorn. It is not clear if he is being promoted or forced out. It is also not clear if someone might be moving him sideways and out of the line of fire, now that DSS is the subject of DoD IG investigations.
The cavalier treatment of field employees continues, including “forced overtime” without pay, remote temporary assignments to other field offices, which make no practical sense other than as apparently as a tool to further harass and stress out employees. It does not appear anyone is taking action to stop these wayward and mean spirited managers at this point. Anyone have any perspective or more stories of the situation? -GFS