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  • Obama rushes to fill dozens of federal jobs before leaving office

    01/17/2017 5:34:36 AM PST · by akalinin · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 17 2017 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama rushed to fill nearly 100 federal government vacancies during a frenzy of appointments in his final few weeks in office. Since the new year, Obama has named 72 people to federal job openings and nominated another 17 for positions requiring Senate confirmation, according to CBS reporter Mark Knoller.
  • Obama Memo Demands that US Security Agencies Become "More Diverse"

    10/10/2016 11:51:42 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies ^ | October 10, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    In an attempt to "promote diversity and inclusion in the national security workforce," Barack Obama sent out a White House memorandum last week urging government agencies to start hiring minorities. “Our greatest asset in protecting the homeland and advancing our interests abroad is the talent and diversity of our national security workforce,” Obama said. “As the United States becomes more diverse and the challenges we face more complex, we must continue to invest in policies to recruit, retain and develop the best and brightest from all segments of our population,” he added. The White House released the Obama administration's...
  • Obama Orders Fed Agencies to Stop Asking Job Applicants about Criminal History

    05/03/2016 1:42:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 3, 2016
    To make public-sector jobs more accessible to convicts, President Obama has issued a new order prohibiting federal agencies from asking candidates about criminal history when applying for positions. It’s part of the commander-in-chief’s mission to reduce barriers to reentry and employment for incarcerated individuals once they leave jail. The new measure, announced in a Friday media dump, will affect tens of thousands of federal government positions funded with taxpayer dollars. Government often tries to escape fallout by burying controversial or bad news right before the weekend, but it’s difficult to keep this outrageous development below the radar. At the president’s...
  • Dems press Obama to 'ban the box' (convictions)

    05/11/2015 12:10:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Twenty-seven senators want President Obama to block federal agencies and contractors from asking job applicants about prior criminal convictions. The senators, including 26 Democrats and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), want Obama to take executive action to "ban the box," referring to a question on job applications that asks if an applicant has any convictions. "We ask you to require federal contractors and agencies to refrain from asking job applicants about prior convictions until later in the hiring process," they said in a letter to Obama on Monday. "This policy would eliminate unnecessary barriers to employment for all job...
  • Obama orders new plan to diversify federal workers

    08/18/2011 2:21:45 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 199 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 18, 2011 | SUZANNE GAMBOA
    President Barack Obama has signed an executive order directing the federal government to design a new strategy for hiring, promoting and keeping workers of diverse backgrounds. The three-page order released Thursday directs the head of the Office of Personnel Management, a deputy director at the Office of Management and Budget and two other agencies to develop the strategy within 90 days. Agencies then have 120 days to implement it. An Office of Personnel Management report says that in fiscal year 2010, the federal workforce was 66.2 percent white, 17.7 percent black, 8 percent Hispanic, 5.6 percent Asian/Pacific Islander, 1.8 percent...
  • Who Says There Aren’t Any Good Jobs Out There?

    12/09/2010 8:58:19 AM PST · by freespirited · 8 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 12/08/10 | Doug Powers
      Here’s a federal job listing by way of Moonbattery. As you can see, there’s still time to apply: Over 200k just to separate the white males from the rest in order to contribute to a more colorblind society free from sexual discrimination? That sounds like a job I could handle — if I wasn’t a white guy. Sure the salary might seem high, but as you can see, the benefits are far inferior to those offered in the private sector. Just look at this skimpy list of bennies: BENEFITS: FHFA offers a wide array of benefits: 1. HEALTH INSURANCE...
  • Three Charts that Will Infuriate Taxpayers(Will get you mad all over again-guaranteed)

    10/21/2010 11:23:28 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 18 replies
    national review ^ | 10/21/10 | Deroy Murdock
    With just 12 days until the November 2 elections, pro-market, small-government candidates, activists, and concerned citizens should study and then disseminate three charts that perfectly encapsulate the status quo that, if all goes well, the midterm vote will capsize. The first of these looks as intricate as an integrated circuit. Titled “Your New Health Care System,” this schematic shows how Obamacare’s hundreds of moving parts will fit together and whirl — or not, as rising health costs at Boeing, McDonald’s, and the United Federation of Teachers (to name a few affected organizations) already reveal. Staff members at the Congressional Joint...
  • Federal Salaries Fall Behind Private Sector, Panel Says

    11/01/2010 7:14:07 AM PDT · by Poundstone · 92 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 1, 2010 | Lisa Rein and Eric Yoder
    Official numbers released by the government late last week show salaries of federal workers falling slightly farther behind their private-sector counterparts in the last year, by an average of 2.1 percent across the country. The disparity shows wide variations among the 31 regions where the government compares federal pay with salaries for private-sector jobs in order to determine pay raises. The Washington-Baltimore area, for example, showed among the largest gaps, with federal workers 38 percent behind the private sector.
  • Where the 'working' is easy

    07/09/2010 2:38:35 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 09, 2010 | Editorial
    Want a 22 percent raise with zero risk of being let go? Get a federal job. A just-released report from Heritage Foundation scholar James Sherk reveals that times have never been better for civilian employees of Uncle Sam. To wit: Federal employees enjoy salaries 22 percent higher than folks in the private sector with comparable qualifications and job descriptions -- 30 to 40 percent higher when you factor in extra-generous fringe benefits. Plus, civil-service protections make it almost impossible to be fired. Nice work if you can get it, right? Actually, the federal government seems to be the only employer...
  • Death Panels, Federal “Jobs” and Doctor Kervorkian‏

    12/13/2009 1:26:59 PM PST · by wayne_shrugged · 3 replies · 344+ views
    Justin Washington the Blogger ^ | 12/12/2009 | Justin Washington
    In USAToday on 12/10/2009, an article caught my eye, “For Feds, More Get 6-Figure Salaries,” however, it was the small type below that floored me: “Average Pay $30,000 over PRIVATE SECTOR” [CAPS mine for wild-eyed emphasis]. We are now apparently where the Soviet Union once was where anyone who really wanted to advance in life worked for the government. The additional “benefit” of working for the federal government is that federal workers get every known holiday off and then some — I hear Mao’s May Day will be added to the list shortly. Also, one can be as incompetent as...
  • Six-Figure Federal Salaries Jumped 46% During The Recession

    12/11/2009 9:39:52 AM PST · by FromLori · 36 replies · 1,383+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 12/11/09 | Vincent Fernando
    Because they're more skilled than the private sector. Latest analysis from USA Today finds that the federal government has been creating a lot high paying jobs for itself. Yet, the excuse is that they're hiring more skilled people than in the past: USA Today: "There's no way to justify this to the American people. It's ridiculous," says Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, a first-term lawmaker who is on the House's federal workforce subcommittee. Jessica Klement, government affairs director for the Federal Managers Association, says the federal workforce is highly paid because the government employs skilled people such as scientists, physicians and...
  • 300,000 Apply for 3,300 Obama Jobs

    12/06/2008 12:25:07 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies · 800+ views
    300,000 Apply for 3,300 Obama Jobs By NEIL A. LEWIS WASHINGTON — Brenda Benton, a veteran media relations employee with the Los Angeles Police Department, is now part of a record-breaking political phenomenon. Ms. Benton was so thrilled with the election of Barack Obama as president that she has become one of about 300,000 people who have, so far, put themselves forward for posts in the new administration. At the equivalent time in the George W. Bush transition eight years ago, with his election still in dispute, there were about 44,000 applicants, according to Clay Johnson, who led the Bush...
  • Good News, Bad News

    08/08/2006 6:57:43 PM PDT · by JSedreporter · 7 replies · 472+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 8, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    First the good news: “The federal workforce is graying at a very fast rate—nearly half will be eligible to retire in five years, and there is not sufficient interest or knowledge from top talent,” according to Max Stier, president and chief executive of the Partnership for Public Service. Now the bad news: Stier is trying to do something about it. “Stier said the Partnership for Public Service is working with government agencies to improve their hiring process, and conducting marketing research at nearly 600 schools to figure out ways to persuade graduates to work for the government,” according to an...