Congress Needs An Ombudsman

I noticed this last week in the Washington Post and never got around to posting it. So here it is:

To borrow a phrase from a former congressman, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, a good crisis should never go to waste. Organizations often react to costly or embarrassing incidents by changing their ways. In the wake of the Eric Massa scandal, Congress should follow suit by appointing an ombudsman for workplace issues.

...Ombudsmen's offices are a proven solution to abuse in organizations in which employees feel there is no one in management they can turn to safely.

Read the full comment [here].

This, by the way, was a comment sent in to the paper. I think the idea is brilliant, especially given the recent poll stating 80% of people do not trust the Government (don't believe me? read it here). So will it happen? How wants to hold their breath waiting? ;)


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