Obama-era FAA hiring rules placed air traffic controller diversity ahead of safety, lawyer says

Jun 2, 2018

For decades, the selection process for the Federal Aviation Administration’s air traffic controllers was rigorous. After all, one minor mistake could cost hundreds of people their lives.

But a new report from Fox News host Tucker Carlson revealed the Obama administration modified the FAA’s candidate selection process to value workplace diversity over competency, experience and skills.

According to Carlson, due to changes implemented during the Obama administration, air traffic controller candidates are now required to complete a “biographical questionnaire” before even being considered for a job with the FAA.

Fox News obtained a copy of the questionnaire and how it is scored. According to Carlson, candidates whose worst subject in high school was science and candidates who are unemployed receive the most points possible on the test. In contrast, licensed pilots and those with extensive air traffic control knowledge aren’t highly scored.

“A group within the FAA, including the human resources function within the FAA, including the National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees, determined that the workforce was too white. They had a concerted effort through the Department of Transportation in the Obama administration to change that,” Pearson said.

Other news sources on this:

  • https://onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2018/06/03/obama-put-diversity-over-safety-at-faa
  • https://www.foxnews.com/politics/obama-era-faa-hiring-rules-place-diversity-ahead-of-airline-safety-attorney-tells-tucker-carlson
  • https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/29215-danger-in-the-skies-obama-dumbed-down-air-traffic-controllers-with-diversity-rules

2020-06-26: TRUMP Reverses this decision and makes federal government hire by skills instead

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