It is interesting to note that the Blacks, All Others category (2012 and 2013), lost 18 positions, but the gain in the mid-level (11) and senior managers (7) totaled 18. This result left the total number of Black employees the same.
I have reviewed a report by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the Federal Reserve Board (Board) [The Board Can Enhance Its Diversity and Inclusion Efforts, Audit Report 2015-MO-B-006], and I am disappointed with the weakness of investigatory probing in the part of the report discussing the Board’s performance management policy. Specifically, I question the independence of the OIG when the OIG is following the Board’s performance management policy, yet the OIG does not describe the program in its audit report.
Moreover, the position of the Board’s Chief Operating Officer, Don Hammond, does not inspire confidence. Rather than addressing any signs of unfair and inequitable workplace practices, he makes arguments to defend the status quo. A status quo that includes Artis v. Bernanke (or Yellen) and Robert Auerbach’s observations.
Overall, I am disappointed with the overall stagnation of the Board; a situation caused by institutional zeal for broad independence through the Board’s citation of 12 U.S.C. section 244. It is unreasonable to expect the people of the United States in America to accept an “independence” stance that requires the Board, a federal agency, to be free from federal employment statutes that were adopted into law long after 1913, including civil rights laws and Title 5 of the U.S. Code.
Introduction For several years, the blog has covered topics related to an employment discrimination case titled Artis v. Greenspan. Plaintiff’s counsel was Walter T. Charlton. As the case proceeded nearly 19 years, the case citation changed with the change in Board Chairs. Hence, the blog has referred to the case as Artis v. Greenspan Bernanke … Continue reading Artis v. Greenspan (Bernanke Yellen): An Observation
About this page On March 24, 2014, Representatives Maxine Waters (D-California), Al Green (D-Texas), as well as seven other members of Congress wrote a letter to the federal financial regulatory agencies (listed below) requesting a review of the agencies’ “internal operations to determine whether any personnel practices have created a discriminatory workplace or have otherwise … Continue reading The Congressional Tri-Caucus and the Federal Financial Regulatory Agencies
While the words of POTUS Donald Trump were hard to hear, they are the result of covertly practiced & rampant systemic discrimination.
Of Note items— (1) From the Guardian Newspaper (United Kingdom) One quote about “balanced budgets”– “Despite these significant shifts, myths about the economy refuse to go away and hamper a more productive debate. They concern how the government manages public finances – “tax and spend”, if you will. The first is that there is an … Continue reading Federal Reserve Board: H.2 Release for Week Ending July 22, 2017; H.4.1 Release (Balance Sheet) for Week Ending July 27, 2017; Macroeconomics and “Colorblindness” = Wickedness
n reading the 2017 OMWI report, the report has essentially the same content and structure as in 2016; however, there were some additions. The additions are concerning as they allow worrying questions about the Board’s seriousness to this important issue, given its history in this area.
The reader is made to feel skeptical of all Board activities, even if true progress is being made. More explanation, and the elimination of obscurity, of programs being performed with the money of United States citizens is expected and required.
In reading the 2016 OMWI report, the report has essentially the same content and structure as in 2015, excepting differing numbers, a new table providing some detail of the hires in major job categories (page 7), and brief overview of the Board’s new performance appraisal process. (Details of what the process entails was not described, also the OMWI’s involvement is still mostly passive. Given the issues presented by the IG, this state of affairs remains an issue of moderate to grave concern.
In a previous post, I discussed the publication of a report by the U.S. House of Representatives’ Democrats (Representative Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), Representative Al Green (D-Tx.), and members of the Tri-Caucus) on the diversity and inclusion issues within the federal financial agencies. Agency Date submitted Link Comment Consumer Financial Protection Bureau December 7, 2015 http://democrats.financialservices.house.gov/uploadedfiles/2015.18.25_diversity_report_and_reforms_agency_responses_final.pdf … Continue reading Federal Financial Regulatory Agencies: Financial Services Democrats Receive Responses from Agencies; Seek Further Action and Commitment for Measurable Results