Commentary

Read the comment, “Top heavy getting much heavier,” reposted below from one of BBG Watch readers in conjunction with our two earlier commentaries:

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Pre-Trump bureaucratic hiring frenzy by BBG and VOA chiefs who may soon leave

 
As if the “practically defunct” (Hillary Clinton’s words in 2013) Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) federal agency was not already saddled with a tremendous bureaucratic bloat, BBG CEO and director John F. Lansing and Voice of America (VOA) director Amanda Bennett are trying to add more bureaucratic positions to the federal agency before they themselves may be asked to leave by the Trump White House. MORE
 
 
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Material weaknesses and significant deficiencies continue under BBG CEO John Lansing

 
Independent Auditor’s Report on the Broadcasting Board of Governors 2016 and 2015 Financial Statements, ordered by the Office of Inspector General (OIG), shows that “material weaknesses” and “significant deficiencies” have continued under BBG CEO John Lansing’s watch in FY 2016. He had joined the agency in September 2015. MORE
 
 

Comments from a BBG Watch reader:

 

Top heavy getting much heavier

 
Incredible. Why doesn’t the agency hire some 9s? Top heavy getting much heavier.
 
Vacancy Announcement: Supervisory Editor
 
The following position is being advertised through the USAJOBS automated recruitment system. These positions can be viewed on the USAJOBS website by clicking on the link below. You can also obtain copies of the vacancy announcements from the Office of Human Resources, room 4700.
 
DE-10002797-17-BJ – Supervisory Editor – GS-1082-13
 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/456890100
Opens: 11/18/2016 Closes: 11/24/2016
 
You must follow the directions shown in the vacancy announcement in order to apply for these positions. If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Specialist listed in the vacancy at 202-382-7500. If you have difficulty accessing these announcements through the links shown above, the USAJOBS website is available for viewing and applying on-line in the Office of Human Resources from 08:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 
 
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Vacancy Announcement: Supervisory INT Broadcast (French)
 
The following position is being advertised through the USAJOBS automated recruitment system. These positions can be viewed on the USAJobs website by clicking on the link below. You can also obtain copies of the vacancy announcements from the Office of Human Resources, room 4700.
 
DE-10002765-17-LM, Supv INT Broadcaster (French), GS-1001-14
 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/456998900
Opens: 11/21/2016 Closes: 11/28/2016
 
NC-10002766-17-LM, Supv INT Broadcaster (French), GG-1001-14
 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/456998100
 
Opens: 11/21/2016 Closes: 11/28/2016
 
You must follow the directions shown in the vacancy announcement in order to apply for these positions. If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Specialist listed in the vacancy at 202-382-7500. If you have difficulty accessing these announcements through the link shown above, the USAJOBS website is available for viewing and applying on-line in the Office of Human Resources from 08:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 
 
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Vacancy Announcement: Supervisory International Broadcast (Mandarin)
 
The following position is being advertised through the USAJOBS automated recruitment system. These positions can be viewed on the USAJOBS website by clicking on the link below or you may have to copy and paste the link in your browser. You can also obtain copies of the vacancy announcement from the Office of Human Resources, room 4700.
 
DE-10002810-17-JB; Supervisory International Broadcaster (Mandarin); GS-1001-14
 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/456957300
 
Opens: 11/21/2016 Closes: 11/28/2016
 
NC-10002832-17-JB; Supervisory International Broadcaster (Mandarin); GG-1001-14
 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/456952100
 
Opens: 11/21/2016 Closes: 11/28/2016
 
You must follow the directions shown in the vacancy announcement in order to apply for these positions. If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resource Specialist listed in the vacancy at 202-382-7500. If you have difficulty accessing these announcements through the links shown above, the USAJOBS website is available for viewing and applying on-line in the Office of Human Resources from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 
 
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Vacancy Announcement: Supervisory International Broadcast (Vietnamese)
 
The following position is being advertised through the USAJOBS automated recruitment system. These positions can be viewed on the USAJOBS website by clicking on the link below or you may have to copy and paste the link in your browser. You can also obtain copies of the vacancy announcement from the Office of Human Resources, room 4700.
 
DE-10002771-17-JB; Supervisory International Broadcaster (Vietnamese); GS-1001-13
 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/456953800
 
Opens: 11/ 21/2016 Closes: 11/28/2016
 
NC-10002822-17-JB; Supervisory International Broadcaster (Vietnamese); GG-1001-13
 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/456953300
 
Opens: 11/21/2016 Closes: 11/28/2016
 
You must follow the directions shown in the vacancy announcement in order to apply for these positions. If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resource Specialist listed in the vacancy at 202-382-7500. If you have difficulty accessing these announcements through the links shown above, the USAJOBS website is available for viewing and applying on-line in the Office of Human Resources from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

 
 
 

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