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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 11:31 AM

Trump Official Asks Staff to Help Workers Affected by Shutdown

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A Trump appointee urged Department of Labor staff who aren't furloughed to donate to help workers who are.

"This is a great opportunity to help fellow colleagues manage their bills, their child care and other everyday needs!"



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Trump Official Asks Staff to Help Workers Affected by Shutdown

By Josh Eidelson
January 10, 2019, 8:19 PM EST

• Labor Department employees asked to contribute to charity
• Many federal workers will not receive paychecks on Friday

Some federal government employees who are still getting paychecks are being solicited to chip in for those who aren’t.

On Thursday, the Department of Labor’s assistant secretary for administration and management, Bryan Slater, sent an email urging department staff to help out workers at agencies affected by the partial U.S. government shutdown.

“I want to emphasize how fortunate we are at the Labor Department to be funded during this time,” he wrote. “This is a great opportunity to help fellow colleagues manage their bills, their child care and other everyday needs!”

Slater provided a pledge form for the Combined Federal Campaign, a fundraising program that disperses cash to charities whose beneficiaries, he said, include “federal employees in the local area and beyond.”

“While banks are offering loans to assist impacted employees, the CFC is another way we can come together to help those in need. Please consider donating to a CFC-supported charity and help a family significantly impacted by the partial lapse in appropriations.” He added, “On behalf of others, I thank you in advance for your generosity!”
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Representatives for the Department of Labor and the Office of Personnel Management did not immediately respond to requests for comment. A voice message left at Slater’s office on Thursday evening was not immediately returned.
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President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts
Issued on: September 12, 2017
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George Bryan Slater of Virginia to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor, Administration and Management. Mr. Slater is currently serving as the Assistant Secretary for Administration at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Previous to his current appointment, Mr. Slater served as the Director of Operations and Facilities for Freedom Partners Shared Services. Throughout his career, Mr. Slater has held many leadership positions within Federal and State governments, including serving at the Department of Labor for five years. Mr. Slater received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond.

Freedom Partners Shared Services

Freedom Partner Shared Services(formerly Center for Shared Services) is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit that provides administrative support, human resources, and recruitment services for Koch-funded entities. Freedom Partners Shared Services's website describes its mission as to "promote a freer and more prosperous society by providing job opportunities with our network organizations and empowering their employees to make a difference."

Politico describes FPSS as "a nonprofit recruiter and administrative support team for other Koch-backed groups, which provides assistance with everything from scouting office space to accounting to furniture and security." Job openings listed on the FPSS job board in February 2016 included positions at i360, Generation Opportunity, The Libre Initiative, Freedom Partners, Concerned Veterans for America, Cause of Action, all Koch entities.

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dhill926 Jan 11 #1
marble falls Jan 11 #2
GeorgeGist Jan 11 #3
mahatmakanejeeves Jan 11 #4
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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 11:42 AM

1. or you could counsel your shithead boss...

to end this...

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 11:57 AM

2. Exactly, put this stinker back into the hands of the moron who delt it.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:52 PM

3. Basically their version of United Way ...

no promise that Combined Federal Campaign will use pledged monies to help Employees affected by the shutdown.

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:55 PM

4. I think you can specify a recipient.

In which case Focus on the Family gets money from all the other donors.

I bypass the CFC and give money to my selected cause or causes directly.

But what you're saying is correct. If you want to do something to feed people, give to an organization that does that directly. If you specifiy that group when you give to CFC, the various RW organizations that are CFC-funded still get their money.

I think that's how it works.

Edited: It is. Here's the form. Hat tip, Bryan Slater.

https://cfcnca.org/sites/cfcnca.org/files/publicity_kit/2018_CFC_Employee_Pledge_Form%20v2.pdf

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:56 PM

5. And I don't think it's immediate help.

It is like United Way, but I think the funds are distributed to United Way agencies? Anyway, it's not something that's going to get to people who need help now.

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