On August 22nd, the Washington Times published an op-ed full of misinformation about Federal Schedule A hiring. How it got past fact checking by at the Times‘ editorial board is beyond me – and a number of people who actually study disability and/or employment policy. True, the Times is notoriously one of the more conservative newspapers in the beltway. But employment rather than welfare – the numerous programs of which many PwDs have to rely on due to un- and underemployment – has been a rallying cry for the right for ages. What gives? Read More What is Schedule A Hiring, Really?
Hi, my name is BaseballChica03, and I work for an elected official. (We’ll call him Bossman.*) We staffers ordinarily have a pretty thankless job, but it seems like this election season more than most brought out extra hate for local, state, and federal employees. I realize that cities and states all over the country are in a budget crunch, and the idea of your tax dollars going to my salary is distasteful to some people. But our jobs are pretty important, and on this Election Day, I’d like to take a few minutes to tell you a little bit about what it is that people like me do for a living. Read More Working for the Man