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Volume 25 - Number 11

May 26, 2014

CFPB to Spend $5M Compensating Staff Affected by Lower Ratings

In a pre-emptive strike against Republican critics on Capitol Hill, the CFPB announced last week that it was scrapping its performance-management system that produced some disparate-impact blowback, and was instituting a plan to compensate agency staff estimated to cost upwards of $5 million. The new report digs deeper than the bureau’s 2013 internal report that was released after allegations of discrimination and allegation at the bureau came to light back in March. “[W]e have determined that there were broad-based disparities in the way performance ratings were assigned across our employee base in both 2012 and 2013,” CFPB Director Richard Cordray said in an email to bureau staff. “These differences indicate a systemic disadvantage to various categories of employees that persisted...

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