Skip to comments.What hiring freeze? Federal government continues to post job openings (4,600 New Jobs)
Posted on 03/23/2013 8:27:07 PM PDT by bd476
While hundreds of thousands of federal workers brace for unpaid furloughs starting next month, Uncle Sam is still looking to hire.
In one week alone this month, nearly 2,200 job listings available to the public were posted on USAJobs.gov, the federal government's recruiting site. Add in new postings open only to current or former federal workers, including those laid off, and the number of new openings jumps to more than 4,600.
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One critic is Sen. Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican, who launched a crusade against what he sees as nonessential hiring during the sequester. Coburn compiled a list of recent job openings that were posted during the sequester or in the days leading up to it.
Among them: a counsel for the Morris K. Udall Scholarship Foundation with a salary up to $155,000; a director for the Air Force History and Museums Policies and Programs with pay up to $165,300; law librarians at the Justice Department with salaries reaching $115,742; a Department of Labor assistant to answer phones at a top salary of $81,204; four public affairs specialists with salaries of up to $116,000; as well as several positions for painters for the Air Force and 23 recreation aides.
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Kettl* said that while Washington debates the number of federal civilian employees, in reality, they account for about one-twelfth of federal spending. "Most federal spending is in entitlements and defense," he said.
*[Kettl is Dean of the School of Public Policy at the Univ. of Maryland]
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Did 4,600 people quit die retire or just come up missing?.
No problem my friend. There are some really good TSA people but they seem overwhelmed sometimes by those who don’t seem to care that much.