Obama-era FAA hiring rules placed air traffic controller diversity ahead of safety, lawyer says

Source: TheBlaze

Jun 2, 2018

For decades, the selection process for the Federal Aviation Administration’s air traffic controllers was rigorous. After all, one minor mistake could cost hundreds of people their lives.

But a new report from Fox News host Tucker Carlson revealed the Obama administration modified the FAA’s candidate selection process to value workplace diversity over competency, experience and skills.

What are the details?

According to Carlson, due to changes implemented during the Obama administration, air traffic controller candidates are now required to complete a “biographical questionnaire” before even being considered for a job with the FAA.

If they don’t pass, they aren’t considered for a position — no matter how much experience they have or how qualified they are.

Fox News obtained a copy of the questionnaire and how it is scored. According to Carlson, candidates whose worst subject in high school was science and candidates who are unemployed receive the most points possible on the test. In contrast, licensed pilots and those with extensive air traffic control knowledge aren’t highly scored.

Fox News spoke to an FAA spokesperson, who told Carlson’s show he was unsure of why the FAA screens candidates for diversity over competency. Unsurprisingly, the FAA never offered Carlson an explanation.

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“‘Affirmative Action’ run amok… Obama-era FAA hiring rules placed air traffic controller diversity ahead of safety, lawyer says ‘due to changes implemented during the Obama administration, air traffic controller candidates are now required to complete a ‘biographical questionnaire” before even being considered for a job with the FAA. If they don’t pass, they aren’t considered for a position — no matter how much experience they have or how qualified they are. Fox News obtained a copy of the questionnaire and how it is scored. According to Carlson, candidates whose worst subject in high school was science and candidates who are unemployed receive the most points possible on the test. In contrast, licensed pilots and those with extensive air traffic control knowledge aren’t highly scored. Fox News spoke to an FAA spokesperson, who told Carlson’s show he was unsure of why the FAA screens candidates for diversity over competency. Unsurprisingly, the FAA never offered Carlson an explanation. Michael Pearson, an attorney representing a man suing the FAA over its diversity test, told Carlson the test is intentionally designed to ‘weed out’ experienced candidates, especially those with an aviation background.” https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/06/02/obama-era-faa-hiring-rules-placed-air-traffic-controller-diversity-ahead-of-safety-lawyer-says

 

 

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