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Thread: Austin Fire Exam, May 23rd 2012

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    http://www.statesman.com/news/news/l...on-sett/nd5XD/

    Vote postponed indefinitely. This has to be good news, right?

    AFA also posted this a few days ago:
    Save the Date for March 6th, 4:00pm (C Shift on at noon). This is the next date that the Council is scheduled to discuss the consent decree. Again, this meeting will probably prove to be premature given that mediation is March 5th. COA will not wear us down, we will show up in force and all will know the importance of this issue to the membership for all to see.


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    City documents from January said the consent decree could include a financial settlement of up to $780,000 in back pay for unsuccessful Hispanic and African American firefighter applicants, as well as 30 dedicated positions for Hispanic and African Americans in future fire cadet academies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterSplinter View Post
    This app process is a joke... Seriously, don't hold your breath.
    I can't agree with you more MasterSplinter. I have been through federal, state, and city applications for numerous different positions. This process is extremely embarrassing for all parties involved. Imho, there should be repercussions to the parties involved for this sham of a process. There is no excuse to have a hiring process ever come close to what has occurred and is occurring due to the circumstances involved.

    On another note, are any of you guys/gals taking any of the practice exams in San Antonio?
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    Quote Originally Posted by longhorn2009 View Post
    I can't agree with you more MasterSplinter. I have been through federal, state, and city applications for numerous different positions. This process is extremely embarrassing for all parties involved. Imho, there should be repercussions to the parties involved for this sham of a process. There is no excuse to have a hiring process ever come close to what has occurred and is occurring due to the circumstances involved.

    On another note, are any of you guys/gals taking any of the practice exams in San Antonio?
    Yep, counting down till the 28th!

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    Does anyone close to the situation know the results of yesterday's mediation?

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    I read somewhere that the average EEOC mediation takes 84 days.

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    Isn't it about time for quarterly what's up??


    http://austintexas.gov/department/current-applicants

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    Quote Originally Posted by fire49 View Post
    Isn't it about time for quarterly what's up??
    Or maybe a definitive, "blow it out your ***" from the city to be directed at the clown making the accusations.

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    I just wanted to stop by and wish the best for everyone that took the SAFD exam yesterday.

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    Thanks longhorn did not take it but am expecting to hear an update soon for austin on the progress of a deal following eeoc mediation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooter56 View Post
    Thanks longhorn did not take it but am expecting to hear an update soon for austin on the progress of a deal following eeoc mediation.
    Damn! When I saw a new post in the Austin thread I thought we'd be getting some news. I hope they get this business sorted out sooner than later, or I might be off the market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Bourbonstreet View Post
    Damn! When I saw a new post in the Austin thread I thought we'd be getting some news. I hope they get this business sorted out sooner than later, or I might be off the market.

    News ;;
    You will work sooner for San Antonio than Austin

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    Quote Originally Posted by fire49 View Post
    News ;;
    You will work sooner for San Antonio than Austin
    Negative, didn't apply to SA. But I'm picking up what you're putting down and it blows.

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    Application to academy took 15 months for SA's last cycle (Sep 2012 to Jan 2014). If that holds true for the current SA cycle, their academy would start in March 2015 since applications were in Jan 2014.

    There's a rumor that Austin will have their academy from the current cycle in January 2015. That would be a total of 21 months from application to academy but under abnormal circumstances with the lawsuit. Austin's next academy will be sooner than SA's next academy.

    Also that would mean that the next step would occur four months prior, or in August, according to their recruiting dept who told me that it takes four months from the next step to the academy. It's still a long wait and hopefully there will be some updates via Local 975, local news, and even the dept itself along the way to keep us in the loop. It will be a long wait for many but ultimately worth it for those who move on.
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    """"Four Austin firefighters are about to retire this month, but city officials and the fire union have told KXAN the vacancy rate of close to 60 is manageable, and better than minimum staffing levels are being maintained at all city fire stations."""


    We'll guess the good news for those waiting in line to get in, maybe there will be 100-120 seats b the time they hire

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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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