Sunday, December 12, 2010

Federal Housing Agency Looking for an Associate Director of Minority Inclusion--But Only Willing to Pay $255K of Your Money In Salary

Should you need additional proof that the Democrat-controlled federal government is completely and utterly out of control, may I present Exhibit 9 Bazillion?

...Through subordinate staff, you will assess and analyze the diversity policies and practices of FHFA and the regulated entities and the Office of Finance. Other responsibilities include: Directing the development and implementation of standards and procedures to ensure the fair inclusion and utilization of minorities, women, the disabled, veterans and minority-owned and women-owned businesses in all business and activities of FHFA at all levels, including in procurement and all types of contracts;

...The person selected as the Associate Director for Women and Minority Inclusion will lead this new office. Additional vacancies will be advertised in the near future...

That last paragraph is important: after all their regulations failed to avert the mortgage crisis (thanks especially to Chris Dodd, Barney Frank and Maxine Waters), the Democrats are busy building up new agencies and new offices to oversee the same losers that failed the last time.

Democrats don't mind that the country is bankrupt. They've emptied the Treasury with trillions in failed spending programs. And still they spend, hiring new bureaucrats as greedily as Michael Moore hordes french fries at Johnny Rocket's.

By the way, if you want to apply for the job, please contact Marisa Harper, a Human Resources Specialist at Federal Housing Finance Agency in Washington, DC. Please be polite and tell her I sent you. Maybe I'll get a referral fee.

Hat tip: Brad.


Jim - PRS said...

Excuse me while I bang my head into the desk. Gaaaaahhhhh.

Solo said...

On the bright side he/she will have to make do without a raise for the next two years.

Georg Felis said...

This has to be a Senior Executive Service(SES) position, the regular General Schedule (GS) doesn't go that high.

Which means they already know who is going into that position, they just need to make the correct noises about "Advertising" it.

Anonymous said...

Looks like *just* $255K. Then add the benefits slice, set aside for retirement.

Oh, but to justify a $255K position, one needs a staff (4 x $150K.) And five executives need some admin support (3 x $35K.)

But they can't just sit in the office ($250K year rent) and talk to each other- they need to travel ($200K) and take up the time of other government workers with meetings and correspondence (would put that at an additional 25% cost.)

But none of that is the real cost. That is all noise compared to the millions of paper cuts they will inflict on productive businesses. A bureaucracy can not live without a product, and this team of leaches will need to impose new regulations, inspections, a reporting burden, and some compliance procedures in order to justify themselves. Welcome to the true billion dollar lifecycle cost of patronage.


Mike Y said...

White males need not apply