Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Whistleblowing, credit report errors undermine job security in some federal agencies

Politico has an important article about the security of federal jobs in agencies where highly classified or sensitive information is present on site, but where job responsibilities don’t require access.  Some employees in these agencies have lost normal civil service process anyway, and are easily subject to retaliation for whistleblowing, according to an article by Josh Gernstei, called “’Obama v. Obama on Rights of Whsitleblowers: Punishment and protection at odds”, link (website url) here
Employees in such agencies is less sensitive positions still get removed or demoted if they have bad credit, which can have a disparate racial effect or might result from identity theft.  

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