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Acting FEMA chief backs suggestions for improved disaster response

April 18, 2006 The Federal Emergency Management Agency's acting director on Tuesday said he supports recent recommendations from the Homeland Security Department's inspector general on strengthening disaster response, but added that the agency is several years away from completing all the necessary changes. After delivering a brief speech to attendees of the Maryland...

FEMA employees laud suggestions for improved disaster response

April 17, 2006 Employees at the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Monday praised suggestions for improving disaster response made by the Homeland Security Department's inspector general last week, while criticizing what they called short-sighted work by the agency in remedying remaining problems. "We're going into this hurricane season unprepared," said one FEMA employee,...

Employees accuse FEMA of racial bias in personnel decisions

April 17, 2006 After getting multiple calls from black Federal Emergency Management Agency employees alleging racial bias, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is considering bringing a class action lawsuit against the agency. Employees are claiming, for instance, that qualified blacks were ignored for a promotion to a vacant GS-14...

Ex-FEMA chief endorses Bush nominee

April 13, 2006 The leader of the Federal Emergency Management Agency under President Clinton on Wednesday stated in a letter that he supports the nomination of R. David Paulison, the agency's acting chief, to be its permanent director. James Lee Witt has been critical of FEMA's placement under the Homeland Security Department's control;...

Ex-FEMA director withholds endorsement of new nominee

April 12, 2006 The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency under President Clinton said Wednesday he is concerned about the future of his former agency, which President Bush is seeking to place in the hands of R. David Paulison. Former FEMA Director James Lee Witt, who favors removing the agency from the...

Union officials criticize Bush’s choice for FEMA director

April 11, 2006 Labor union officials say that the nomination of acting Federal Emergency Management Agency director R. David Paulison to fill the job permanently is prompting an exodus of managers. "We have mid-level managers flying out the door [at FEMA]," said Charles Showalter, president of the American Federation of Government Employees' National...

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