An underperforming colleague is like a crazy relative: Almost everybody has one who frequently misses deadlines, does sloppy work, or generally makes life harder for the rest of the team.

But how managers handle slackers can determine whether one bad apple affects the culture of a workplace. For this week’s Federal Buzz question of the week, we want to know how your office handles slackers. Are there consequences for sub-par work, or do problem co-workers get away with letting your team down? How should they be treated?

You can weigh in on GovLoop, in the form below, or on Twitter using the hashtag #FedBuzz.

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