Friday, December 17, 2010

Your Federal Government At Work

The Federal Housing Finance Agency is advertising for an "Associate Director for Women and Minority Inclusion":
This is an executive level position with overall responsibility and accountability for ensuring the implementation of policies, programs and procedures to promote diversity and increase or sustain workforce diversity levels consistent with the demographics of the United States. 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. . .

Salary ranges from $180,000 - $255,000, commensurate with experience. FHFA is unique in many ways, as compared to other federal agencies. Our employees receive all of the standard federal benefits plus additional agency-specific benefits.

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.
We've seen this movie before. But, at $250k plus benefits, maybe I should apply. Oh, but wait a minute--I'm a white male. . .

(via Doug Ross)

6 comments:

A_Nonny_Mouse said...

But you could *CLAIM* to be "trans-ethnic": Declare that --on the inside-- you FEEL like you're a downtrodden black whose people have endured generations of white oppression.

Hey, it works for "the transgendered". ("Bbbut I FEEL like a woman stuck in a man's body!!! You can't define MY sense-of-self, MY experience, through the narrow lens of your own prosaic perceptions, you troglodyte!!!")

And of course, if they deny your trans-ethnic claim, sue 'em for bias, emotional pain and suffering, plus sufficient punitive damages to sensitize them to the existential pain of the NEXT trans-ethnic person whose authentic suffering they callously disregard.

Anonymous said...

So where in the description does it say the applicant has to be female?

Apply and sue 'em for discrimination.

MaxedOutMama said...

This was part of the financial "reform" bill.

It's required for all sorts of financial outfits.

Anon:
Carl could not keep a straight face long enough to survive the first interview.

OBloodyHell said...

> advertising for an "Associate Director for Women and Minority Inclusion":

Indeed, I'm a white male, too.

How much chance do you think ANY white male has of getting this position?

Racism. Sexism. Funny how it only flows one way.

OBloodyHell said...

> But you could *CLAIM* to be "trans-ethnic": Declare that --on the inside-- you FEEL like you're a downtrodden black whose people have endured generations of white oppression

Hey, my Iowa WASP GGF told my mother, standing at the door with me in swaddling clothes, that she wasn't "bringing that ni***r baby into his house" (my father was a full Italian).

So I *HAVE* been a victim of racial discrimination...

Carl said...

Anony: M_O_M is wrong in only one particular: I wouldn't last five minutes.