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09-08-2009, 10:54 #1Lieutenant
- Join Date
- Feb 2005
Federal Hiring Boom Would Benefit D.C. Area
9,800 Border Patrol agents, 3,774 criminal investigators for the Labor Department, 6,282 contract representatives at the Treasury Department, and 3,500 claims assistants and examiners at the Social Security Administration.
Am I missing something, is DoL creating a new agency, or wildly expanding their criminal investigative capabilities?
09-08-2009, 11:24 #2
09-08-2009, 20:08 #3Captain
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- Oct 2004
- Looking through your bank records & garbage..
Towards the beginning of the FY, OLMS (whose sole job is regulating the unions) started to staff up newly-created 1811 jobs. They'd been working criminal cases for years-- think union officer embezzlements and the like-- and had some amount of success with 6(c) determinations from OPM/MSPB.
For reasons which I will not comment on (lest another another politically-charged thread be spawned) the agency was essentially eviscerated. Vacant positions (including, I believe, most of those new 1811 slots) were eliminated, and a bunch of 1801 investigators were transferred to WHD, OSHA, EBSA (formerly PWBA) and other bureaus.
What used to be simple overtime, minimum wage, or Davis-Bacon cases have now been renamed "wage theft" cases in DOL press releases & WHD literature; coincidentally, WHD (whose investigators are not 1811s but whose series was recently changed by OPM to a new number, 1849) is doing some serious "bulking up." Those could be the new "criminal investigator" positions they're talking about. Perhaps technically correct, inasmuch as some of WHD's statutes have possible criminal penalties-- though the possibility of prosecution is usually VERY remote-- but misleading. Intentionally? Probably not. Not everyone is as up on the distinctions as the average user on this board.
09-08-2009, 22:27 #4Scout0315 Guest