A new government watchdog report has found that the Obama Justice Department illegally discriminated against veterans in its hiring practices.
The U.S. Office of Special Counsel had received complaints alleging that officials in the U.S. Department of Justice’s International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) attempted to influence veterans to withdraw from competition for employment!
INSANITY AT IT’S FINEST!
The ICITAP is a law enforcement development organization within DOJ. It’s mission is to work with foreign governments to develop law enforcement institutions in support of U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives. Obviously Obama did not want our precious resource, our veterans, to have the jobs! Sounds like the normal routine of a liberal!
Since the time of the Civil War, veterans of the Armed Forces have been given some degree of preference in appointments to Federal jobs. Recognizing their sacrifice, Congress enacted laws to prevent veterans seeking federal employment from being penalized for their time in military service.
When the ICITAP “attempted to influence veterans to withdraw from competition for two vacant competitive service positions in 2015″, “The veterans refused to withdraw, and human resources told the ICITAP hiring officials that they had to hire the veterans,” the Washington Times reports.
Instead of compliance with the law and the order, the ICITAP just cancelled the initial job postings altogether.The agency then reposted the openings adding requirements that effectively excluded veterans from applying.
The Washington Times reports:
The Obama Justice Department discriminated against military veterans, trying to force them to withdraw their applications for two job postings — then canceling the postings altogether and rewriting the jobs to prevent the veterans from qualifying, a government watchdog said Wednesday.
Under federal law, veterans should have gotten preferential consideration for the two positions in the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program.
But Justice officials had their eye on non-veterans, and scheduled meetings off-site to try to force the veteran candidates to withdraw their applications, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel said.
The veterans refused to withdraw and human resources told the ICITAP hiring officials that they had to hire the veterans.
Intent on avoiding that, the ICITAP then canceled the initial job-postings and re-listed the jobs a year later, in 2016, with new qualifications that excluded the veterans, the OSC’s investigative report said.
The OSC said it was illegal to try to force the veterans to pull out of the job search.
There are multiple times the Obama Justice Department failed to follow or enforce the law. Of course Hillary’s Emailgate, Benghazi, Fast and Furious just to start.
Sen. Ted Cruz, listed many of those times during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in January,
“For eight years, we’ve seen a Department of Justice consistently disregarding the rule of law,” he said.
“When the Department of Justice used Operation Choke Point to target legal businesses because they disagreed politically with those businesses, the Democrats on this committee were silent.
When the Obama Justice Department sent millions of dollars of taxpayer monies to sanctuary cities that were defying Federal immigration law, the Democrats on this committee were silent.
When the Obama administration refused to enforce Federal immigration laws and unilaterally re-wrote those laws, the Democrats on this committee were silent.
When the Obama administration released tens of thousands of criminal illegal aliens including rapists and murderers into the general population, the Democrats on this committee were silent.
When the Department of Justice signed-off on the Obama administration paying a nearly $2 billion ransom to Iran contrary to Federal law, the Democrats on this committee were silent.
When the Obama administration ignored and rewrote provision after provision of Obamacare contrary to the text of the law, the Democrats on this committee were silent.
When the Obama administration signed off on illegal recess appointments that the Supreme Court had to strike down unanimously, the Democrats on this committee were silent.
And when the Obama administration released five Guantanamo terrorists without the required notification of Congress, the Democrats on this committee were silent.”
The most crooked and criminal President in history! SAD!
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