Oracle manager fired after criticizing USAjobs

A man who publicly criticized the USAjobs website was fired for his comments, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.

Adam Davidson, a senior manager at software company and government contractor Oracle, lost his job Nov. 11 for comments he made to the Post about the unpopular redesign of the jobs site.

"If a private contractor was delivering this, the government would have terminated them for cause immediately," Davidson told the Post in October.

"I was terminated for cause for suggesting that [the Office of Personnel Management] should be terminated for cause," he added after his job ended.

While Davidson says his firing came within two days of a meeting between Oracle representatives and officials from OPM, the agency declined to confirm the meeting, the Post reported. OPM Director John Berry said he was not aware of the firing and planned to investigate whether anyone on his staff pressed Oracle to take action against Davidson.

OPM relaunched USAjobs on Oct. 11, but the site has been plagued with problems.

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