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28 federal managers found to have fake college degrees
The Charlotte Observer ^ | May 12, 2004 | staff

Posted on 05/12/2004 4:28:40 PM PDT by TaxRelief

At least 28 senior-level federal employees in eight agencies have bogus college degrees, including three managers at the office that oversees nuclear weapons safety, congressional investigators have found.The problem is likely even bigger, mainly because the government has no uniform way to check whether employees' alma maters are diploma mills that require little, if any, academic work, the General Accounting Office reported. The names of the 28 senior-level workers have been forwarded to the offices of the inspectors general in their agencies for review. -- ASSOCIATED PRESS

(Excerpt) Read more at charlotte.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: cheaters; corruptmedia; diplomamills; fakedegrees; turass
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I want names.
1 posted on 05/12/2004 4:28:41 PM PDT by TaxRelief
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To: TaxRelief
Me too.
2 posted on 05/12/2004 4:33:02 PM PDT by texasflower (in the event of the rapture.......the Bush White House will be unmanned)
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To: TaxRelief
Next question...how are they performing?

Is this a problem with the managers, or the certifications?
3 posted on 05/12/2004 4:33:10 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: TaxRelief
I have never understood 'padding' a resumé. I habitually understate mine. I cannot imagine a greater personal and professional embarrassment than to state that you can do something, and be expected to deliver, when you cannot. I don't want to have to live a lie.
4 posted on 05/12/2004 4:36:30 PM PDT by Riley
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To: TaxRelief
How does one get a fake degree?
5 posted on 05/12/2004 4:37:34 PM PDT by GottaLuvAkitas1
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To: Riley
You'd sure make a lousey democrat. :)
6 posted on 05/12/2004 4:38:13 PM PDT by monkeywrench
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To: TaxRelief
If a degree is a requirement of the position, why is anything short of dismissal acceptable?

Let's start with fraud...

7 posted on 05/12/2004 4:39:13 PM PDT by Publius6961 (I don't do diplomacy either.)
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To: TaxRelief
Given the many years that I've been a federal contractor, you can be sure that there are quite a few more with fake intellects, too. LMAO


9 posted on 05/12/2004 4:42:18 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Liberals are dictatorial social terrorists, and should be treated as such........no mercy!!!)
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To: monkeywrench
Thank you, you made my day.
10 posted on 05/12/2004 4:43:21 PM PDT by Riley
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To: TaxRelief
Only 28 out of thousands? That's pretty good. How many are out there in state and local governments with fake degrees?

With Islamic terrorists murdering Americans in a gruesome way because we supposedly humiliated a few of them, this is at the bottom of my list of problems that have to be solved anytime in the near future.

11 posted on 05/12/2004 4:43:39 PM PDT by rllngrk33 (Liberals are guilty of everything they accuse Conservatives of.)
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To: TaxRelief
Well, technically an Ed. D. is an actual degree. But only technically.
12 posted on 05/12/2004 4:44:01 PM PDT by AmishDude
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To: TaxRelief
This article comes from the Associated Press via the Charlotte Observer. I can ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEE that there are people at both the AP and the Observer with fake degrees as well. Don't point out the speck in someone else's eye when there is a log in your own.
13 posted on 05/12/2004 4:47:06 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: Sawool
There are also fake accrediting organizations out there now.
14 posted on 05/12/2004 4:48:34 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: Riley
Having a college degree has nothing to do with whether you can "do something" or not. Many competent people lack college degrees and many people who have them, I wouldn't hire to shine my shoes.

15 posted on 05/12/2004 4:49:48 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I don't own this gas-guzzling SUV - my wife does!)
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To: SamAdams76
I couldn't agree more.
16 posted on 05/12/2004 4:52:30 PM PDT by Riley
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To: SamAdams76
Many competent people lack college degrees and many people who have them, I wouldn't hire to shine my shoes.

Quite true, but claiming to have one gets a person consideration in hiring that the candidate does not deserve. It is the lie that is the issue here, as with illegal immigrants, these people's first action in their pursuit of a job is a lie.

17 posted on 05/12/2004 4:54:16 PM PDT by KC_for_Freedom (Sailing the highways of America, and loving it.)
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To: TaxRelief
I want names.

I want resignations, their backpay reimbursed to taxpayers, and indictments for fraud.

18 posted on 05/12/2004 4:54:33 PM PDT by Rockitz (After all these years, it's still rocket science.)
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To: TaxRelief
Admittedly, I did not go on to read the entire article. Twenty-eight? This has to be in the realm of multiples of thousands. I paid for my degrees, and while I didn't enjoy my undergraduate studies, I enjoyed my MBA while holding a full time job. I remember falling asleep for a fraction of a second at least twice while take a shower before going to work. This is how exhausted I was and would do it again at a drop of a hat.
19 posted on 05/12/2004 4:55:18 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: GottaLuvAkitas1
It is not 'fake' per se, just from a college that is not accredited. And hence their fallacious nature .....a degree from a 'college' that is not accredited implies that there is no way to know if the education was of any value, and more importantly if there was any education at all (since many just ask for money and send the person a degree). Sad really, if you ask me.
20 posted on 05/12/2004 5:03:12 PM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear missiles: The ultimate Phallic symbol.)
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