Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE: HUD Spent Almost $1M To Cover Up Accusation Against Top Exec
Posted on 01/12/2017 7:07:30 AM PST by rktman
Taxpayers wrote a $900,000 settlement check to a federal employee to compensate her for once being likened to a Little Rascals character by her boss, The Daily Caller News Foundations Investigative Group (TheDCNF) has learned.
The secret settlement appears to be one of the largest-ever discrimination settlement payouts to an individual federal employee. The payment came after an Equal Opportunity Employment office ruled that the remark was racist and accepted without challenge the claim that it caused nearly a million dollars worth of emotional harm.
The offending boss was Mary K. Kinney, then-executive vice president of Ginnie Mae, which is part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Kinneys offense was referring to the employee, who is black, as Buckwheat, a character from the Little Rascals movie series. HUD had already settled with another black female over racism allegations against Kinneywhich suggests that they found the allegations crediblebut kept her in the top post anyway.
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The upside is that’s $1 mil. they did not have to spend on forcing Section 8 into your neighborhood.
Wasn’t Buckwheat a boy?
Back then, yeah. Today’ world? Who knows. LOL!
Around end of 2012, I worked in a gov’t agency that had a guy in a ‘sister-organization’...who had gone and insulted some lady. I’d met the guy on two or three occasions, and he was the type that could very easily insult just about anyone. He was a GS-14.
The sister-organization went and did a review and concluded that he couldn’t stay. But they couldn’t fire the guy (more than enough rules were broken). So they worked up some deal where they gave him to our group with the intention of getting him to his retirement point (within two years).
I talked to others (government employees as myself) and they’d seen the same thing over the years. No one ever willing to just go the distance and fire people for incompetent behavior or unacceptable practices. It’s one of those dozen-odd things that bothered me about the whole Washington mentality. There needs to be some massive clearing of the whole million-odd employees in DC.
a million? Come on man.
Hillary’s state dept lost 6 BILLION
The defense dept can’t account for a few TRILLION.
Our REAL debt is probably 1/15 of a Quadrillion.
This is small potatoes :)
Exactly - I’ve seen exactly the same thing.
How does Trump fix things like that, which are CONTRACTUALLY obligated?
Ultra vires conduct never falls within a contract. It should void or at least make the contract voidable, such as it appears it would have here.
Only can be done if entire beuracracies are eliminated.
They can be brought back in a new form if needed.
Bubye Dept of Education
Bubye Dept of Indian Affairs
Bubye NAME YOUR OWN
Yes...like Baseline budgeting...it’s time for baseline bureaucracies. Justify what you do against Your results...oh, I am so hoping the decks are cleared.
This and similar scams have been going on in the federal workforce for decades. They split the settlements with the accused after the check clears.
LOL! Not to Buckwheat. Just a little icing on the GS-15 salary. Hmm I wonder what WE get for that amount of money?
My gaydar just went off.
I think Ben has been sent there to get rid of this department, I think Trump THINKS sending in a VERY mild mannered Black man to do the job will not get as much flack HOWEVER Ben WILL get just as much flack as a pure white pit bull would have gotten!!! WE NEED to get rid of HUD, EPA, ENERGY, EDUCATION and the BIG ONE IRS!!!!!!
Same here. When a woman's smile has the corners of the mouth turned downward, consider the possibility.
Also, just in general, when one side of any person's face doesn't match the other side, there's often a personality or behavioral issue.
Just my opinion/observations over the years.
“When a woman’s smile has the corners of the mouth turned downward, consider the possibility——”
As is your post.