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CDC job search for CFS chief - email response from CDC

Discussion in 'Media, Interviews, Blogs, Talks, Events about XMRV' started by Rrrr, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. Rrrr

    Rrrr Senior Member

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    CDC job search for CFS chief - email response from CDC

    xxx, Mr. Slakey, Deputy Director CSC, *asked me to forward the below message to you.

    Dear xxxx:

    Thank you for your email regarding your concern with the application deadline for the position of Chief of the Chronic Viral Diseases Branch (CVDB) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    Our policies allow job posting periods anywhere from 5 to 30 days. Only in rare cases do we extend beyond a two-week period. The open period is determined based on a number of considerations including the availability of the candidate pool, labor market factors, whether the position is determined as a hard-to-fill series, critical lead time to filling the position, etc. In consultation with management officials, we will determine the appropriate open period.

    As it relates to the position in question, the hiring official and HR Specialist determined that the initial two-week period (August 19 September 3, 2010) was sufficient enough to attract a pool of high quality applicants. The current application deadline has since been extended to September 17, 2010. Additionally, vacancy announcements for the CVDB Branch Chief position were made available in multiple job series (GS-401 Research Microbiologist, GS-601 Supervisory Research Epidemiologist, GS-602 Medical Officer) and through multiple hiring mechanisms (Title 5, Title 42) to allow for a wide range of qualified individuals to apply.

    I hope that this answers your concerns.


    Cecelia Hannah-Lartigue, Contractor
    Administrative Assistant
    Deputy Director, Client Services Center
    [i cut out the address, ph and email, but if anyone wants it, just ask me offlist]
     
  2. muffin

    muffin Senior Member

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    Yup, and additionally I sent that job announcement everywhere I could think of

    Just trying to help the CDC get the largest pool of great applicants. So I spread their job announcement everywhere possible including medical pubs, medical job search sites, etc.

    I am certain they know we are watching to make sure that they get someone that will "please" us sick. IF they play games with a biased appointment, we will go on the attack. First we hit their HR people, work upwards and onto OPM.

    Thanks for the info on this.
     
  3. Rrrr

    Rrrr Senior Member

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    muffin, you did all that? YOU ARE REALLY AMAZING AND WONDERFUL. you are like a treasure (a treasure trove of activism!) to the me/cfs community. you do so much for us.
     

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