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    AUSTIN -- New city documents provide more specific terms of a proposed settlement between the City of Austin and the U.S. Department of Justice concerning the hiring of Austin's firefighters.The KVUE Defenders and Austin American-Statesman*first reported possible terms last month*, soon before the City Council delayed voting on the proposed consent decree.The council is now set to again consider the consent decree next week.According to the proposal, the city could begin hiring new firefighters after delaying a cadet class for more than a year until matters with the Justice Department were resolved.The city, however, would have to pay $780,000 in compensation to about 40 minority firefighters who were not hired in a previous cadet class and who federal officials said were victims of discrimination. They also would have to include about 30 positions for black and Hispanic candidates for the next eight years.The move comes after the Justice Department said last year that it had found discrimination in the fire department's hiring process.Mayor Lee Leffingwell said Tuesday he is eager to resolve the matter."I think it is very important that we get some resolution so we can continue to hire firefighters, because we need them," he said.his just in...

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    So someone gets paid for not working and back to affirmative action

    So what are they going to do so no problem with future hiring process???

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    Who runs 911 ems in austin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterSplinter View Post
    AUSTIN -- New city documents provide more specific terms of a proposed settlement between the City of Austin and the U.S. Department of Justice concerning the hiring of Austin's firefighters.The KVUE Defenders and Austin American-Statesman*first reported possible terms last month*, soon before the City Council delayed voting on the proposed consent decree.The council is now set to again consider the consent decree next week.According to the proposal, the city could begin hiring new firefighters after delaying a cadet class for more than a year until matters with the Justice Department were resolved.The city, however, would have to pay $780,000 in compensation to about 40 minority firefighters who were not hired in a previous cadet class and who federal officials said were victims of discrimination. They also would have to include about 30 positions for black and Hispanic candidates for the next eight years.The move comes after the Justice Department said last year that it had found discrimination in the fire department's hiring process.Mayor Lee Leffingwell said Tuesday he is eager to resolve the matter."I think it is very important that we get some resolution so we can continue to hire firefighters, because we need them," he said.his just in...
    This is over a month old.

    ...and still B.S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Bourbonstreet View Post
    This is over a month old.

    ...and still B.S.
    Actually, it just came out this week on the kvue app. And with that attitude you'll never become a member of the AFD!

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    Does anybody still remember their number?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterSplinter View Post
    Actually, it just came out this week on the kvue app. And with that attitude you'll never become a member of the AFD!
    Actually, the information was made available Feb 18th with an edit on Feb 26th:

    http://www.kvue.com/news/Terms-of-ci...246041761.html

    As far as my attitude towards rewarding people that didn't make the cut, I think that it is on par with that of most firefighters, including several Local 975 members that I know.
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    While you were waiting you could have tested for SA and be in the video



    http://vimeo.com/91544628

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    Quote Originally Posted by psilentchild View Post
    Does anybody still remember their number?
    Your confirmation number should be in an email that was sent by sender: employment.services@austintexas.gov. I received that particular email in April of last year. Hope this helps.

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    One year anniversary, folks. If the mediation thing takes the average length of 84 days, it will end on May 28. (It started on March 5.) That would give City Legal and DOJ terms with which to draft a decree, possibly by the following City Council meeting on June 12 for a vote. (Of course, who's to say they will take the average length of anything?)

    Nobody knows anything but that's an educated guess, or frame of reference at least.

    #69: http://austin.siretechnologies.com/s...doctype=agenda

    Another possible outcome of the mediation is that DOJ agrees not to sue if COA doesn't pursue a consent decree while COA implements some of the recommendations without one. I think this is the holdup because AFA does not support a consent decree, and will counter-sue supposedly if one passes, because it circumvents their CBA authority to participate in the hiring processes in the future. So a compromise would be implement agreeable recommendations to appease DOJ outside of a consent decree, leaving AFA with their right to participate in future processes. Efforts to do that could be the reason why City Council are discussing it in closed session above (#69).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irons17 View Post
    Who runs 911 ems in austin?
    Austin-Travis County EMS and a number of private companies when they're busy. If that's what you're wanting, Arcadian is about to start a new class.

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    For those of you waiting for this process to get it together and who also took the San Antonio exam, SAFD will be posting the exam results from March 28, 2014 on April 28th, 2014.

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    SAFD has it's own thread....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 101080 View Post
    SAFD has it's own thread....

    and they are getting ready to add a rookie class!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 101080 View Post
    SAFD has it's own thread....
    And? It is still applicable as there are individuals active in this thread that are both invested in the Austin process and SA process. It may even come up in the future in this thread as individuals decide whether to wait on Austin or proceed with SA. That's what forum threads are for. Discussion...

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    Goodluck bud
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    It looks like things will start to get interesting again with this process.

    http://www.iafflocal975.org/index.cfm?section=1

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    You thought the normal process was long, now the federals are involved and has to bless each person!


    There is some interesting reading in the decree

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    I just finished reading it. 90 hires from 2013 process which could resume immediately. Not sure if immediate means signing of decree or passage by court. But there is a 3-4 month difference between the two. 30 priority hires but looks like they wouldn't go into effect until after at least the filling of the first academy from the 2013 process.

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    I hope the union shuts that thing down and they scrap the whole process. Monetary relief for those that didn't pass the test? That's outrageous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Bourbonstreet View Post
    I hope the union shuts that thing down and they scrap the whole process. Monetary relief for those that didn't pass the test? That's outrageous.

    why not, but I see they did not include the Eskimos

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    Quote Originally Posted by fire49 View Post
    why not, but I see they did not include the Eskimos
    Racist bastards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooter56 View Post
    I just finished reading it. 90 hires from 2013 process which could resume immediately. Not sure if immediate means signing of decree or passage by court. But there is a 3-4 month difference between the two. 30 priority hires but looks like they wouldn't go into effect until after at least the filling of the first academy from the 2013 process.
    Well, the update indicates the process could resume only after passage by court, the 3-4 months longer scenario.

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    The court process will likely take several months to complete.


    So what happens if you are over the age 35 by the time the court blesses everything ?????

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