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Department of Labor

The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements.

In carrying out this mission, the Department administers a variety of Federal labor laws including those that guarantee workers' rights to safe and healthful working conditions; a minimum hourly wage and overtime pay; freedom from employment discrimination; unemployment insurance; and other income support. (DOL's mission statement)

Perhaps you are working for the DOL or interested in working for the DOL. Here is a forum to share your experience with the DOL.

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#1 Posted : Friday, December 02, 2011 1:46:46 AM(UTC)

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So, I applied for a position that closed in August and was qualified not referred. I found out that all veterans were forwarded to the hiring manager, unfortunately I didn't include my 214 because it was posted pubic and I didn't realize that I needed to do that. Anyway......I had a brief conversation with the HR Specialist in September and was told that if none of the applicants were deemed qualified then they would basically come back to the pile and start reviewing again. ( I laugh at "again" since they weren't really reviewed in the first place). Two months passed and during that time, I emailed the HR Specialist twice to inquire about the status of the position and got no answer back. I called in October and left a brief voicemail inquiring as to whether the position had been filled....again I received no response.
FINALLY two weeks ago I sent another email asking if the position had been filled, I got a one word response. No.........ok at least they responded. Last week I called to ask if they are even going to fill the position or if it is on hold?? Just anything to try and guesstimate where the agency is in the hiring process.......I never got a return phone call.
I have worked for the Federal Govt as an HR Asst and worked with many HR Specialist doing franchise pay and leave services. If a customer contacted us and we simply didn't respond, I can tell you we would have been in trouble. Not that we could solve every problem right away, but at least touch base and let them know we were working on it.....I think that was good customer service practices. My experience in this situation has been negative....I know that HR Departments are busy and probably have twenty people just like me calling about positions. But after three months of attempting contact, I expect a little more than a one word answer. Perhaps if you would elaborate I would stop contacting you.
So, I filed a FOIA request yesterday regarding this position and got an email response today along with a tracking number. I will be interested to see how long this takes. I don't want to be a burden on the system, but at the same time there are many of us who are anxious about positions we applied for and I think it's only fair to offer some sort of resolution in the interim.
I'll probably be blacklisted in that HR office now....lol!
#2 Posted : Monday, December 12, 2011 10:46:57 PM(UTC)

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Are you dealing with OASAMS?... For some reason info doesnt flow too freely out of that place. Maybe they have a big case load? I dont know.
My app status for a DOL job on usajobs says refured to SO. The status on the DOL app site still says no longer accepting applications..??
I have no other info. Just sit and wait I guess.
The whole purpose of this forum is to get info from other people. The same info that should be flow out from HRs all over the Government but for some reason doesnt.   10pointVet2011-12-13 06:53:16
Truth Move  
#3 Posted : Saturday, December 17, 2011 5:00:49 AM(UTC)
Truth Move

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Save your FOIA requests and use them to investigate criminal government false flag events like Operation Fast and Furious. Operation Fast and Furious was a failed state-sponsored false flag event to destroy our Second Amendment Constitutional rights. The government is trying to put more restrictions and limitations on FOIA laws as we speak.

#4 Posted : Tuesday, December 20, 2011 1:45:52 AM(UTC)

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Truth?  why?  are FOIA requests limited?  do you only get 5 in a lifetime?  What does this have to do with applying for a job?  Go find a forum that would be interested in your topic....
#5 Posted : Thursday, February 02, 2012 11:30:44 PM(UTC)

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I doubt you will get much information other than you did not identify yourself as a Veteran. 

Wish you the best.
#6 Posted : Wednesday, October 10, 2012 2:47:08 AM(UTC)

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did you get any information back from FOIA? what HR sy about your application?
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