Ugly moment of truth for Bonneville Power Administration!

It would be difficult to overstate the significance to the Northwest of last week’s flaming attack by the federal Department of Energy upon this region’s key broker of cheap electricity, the Bonneville Power Administration. In so many words, the DOE’s Office of the Inspector General declared BPA to be a rogue DOE unit that defies federal law and then lies about it. The immediate subject is the exclusion from BPA’s hiring process of military veterans, who deservedly won support when Congress told federal agencies years ago to give to veterans every best chance at winning the next government job. Federal investigators found BPA went so far as to redefine job qualifications and repost jobs after reviewing candidates to eliminate veterans and others among them. Facing federal review, BPA then apparently tried to hide its practices by removing documents from its own files.…river


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