Omnibus Bill is Ominous

The Omnibus Bill (H.R.1105) is over 1100 pages long and calls for $410 billion in spending.  Worth noting is that under this bill, the Labor Department’s budget will grow by 4%, OSHA’s budget will grow by 5.6%, MSHA’s (Mine Safety and Health Administration) budget will grow by 4.6%, EEOC will receive an additional $15 million, and the National Labor Relations Board will receive $6 million more dollars than last year. 

So where does all this funding come from?  You, the tax payers, with a disproportionate amount aimed at employers.  Where does this funding go?  To hiring more agency workers who will oversee, investigate, scrutinize, rule against, and create additional restraints on companies.  In fact, here is just last week’s list of job openings in the Department of Labor. 

Closing 

Job Title 

Agency

Location

Salary 

4/16/2009

Paralegal Specialist

Labor, Office of the Solicitor

US-PA-Philadelphia Metro Area

60,072.00+

4/17/2009

Equal Opportunity Specialist

Labor, Office of Assistant Secretary Admin & Mgmt

US-DC-Washington DC Metro Area

86,927.00+

4/20/2009

Research Assistant (Office Automation)

Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration

US-DC-Washington

26,487.00+

4/22/2009

Budget Analyst

Recovery Jobs – Labor

US-DC-Washington DC Metro Area

73,100.00+

4/22/2009

SAFETY AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SPECIALIST

Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration

US-OH-Toledo

30,772.00+

4/22/2009

Support Services Specialist

Recovery Jobs – Labor

US-DC-Washington DC Metro Area

60,989.00+

4/23/2009

Investigator

Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration

US-FL-Jacksonville

38,117.00+

4/23/2009

Investigator

Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration

US-AL-Birmingham

38,117.00+

4/23/2009

Investigator (Pension)

Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration

US-CA-Pasadena

75,125.00+

4/23/2009

IT Specialist (Data Management)

Labor, Office of Assistant Secretary Admin & Mgmt

US-DC-Washington DC Metro Area

86,927.00+

4/23/2009

Safety and Occupational Health Specialist

Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration

US-GA-Smyrna

48,545.00+

4/23/2009

Safety and Occupational Health Specialist

Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration

US-GA-Smyrna

48,545.00+

4/23/2009

Secretary (OA)

Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration

US-IL-Chicago Metro Area

33,639.00+

4/23/2009

Supervisory Workers’ Compensation Claims Examiner

Labor, Employment Standards Administration

US-FL-Jacksonville

80,402.00+

4/23/2009

Trial Attorney (Labor)

Labor, Office of the Solicitor

US-CA-San Francisco

79,781.00+

4/24/2009

Economic Assistant

Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

US-SD-Brookings

14.74+ /hr

4/24/2009

Economic Assistant

Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

US-WI-Milwaukee Metro Area

15.24+ /hr

4/24/2009

Employee Benefits Law Specialist (Health)

Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration

US-DC-Washington DC Metro Area

50,408.00+

4/24/2009

Program Assistant (OA)

Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration

US-AL-Mobile

34,300.00+

4/24/2009

Safety and Occupational Health Specialist

Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration

US-MS-Jackson

46,625.00+

4/24/2009

Safety and Occupational Health Specialist

Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration

US-OH-Toledo

46,625.00+

4/27/2009

Accountant

Labor, Employment and Training Administration

US-PA-Philadelphia Metro Area

85,621.00+

4/27/2009

Administrative Officer

Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration

US-CA-San Francisco

112,108.00+

4/27/2009

Economic Assistant

Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

US-TX-San Antonio

14.74+ /hr

4/27/2009

Mining Engineer

Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration

US-KY-Pikeville

56,411.00+

4/27/2009

Unemployment Insurance Program Specialist

Labor, Employment and Training Administration

US-PA-Philadelphia Metro Area

72,002.00+

4/27/2009

Workers’ Compensation Claims Examiner

Labor, Employment Standards Administration

US-CO-Denver [Includes Lakewood]

60,459.00+

4/27/2009

Workforce Development Specialist

Labor, Employment and Training Administration

US-PA-Philadelphia Metro Area

72,002.00+

4/27/2009

Workforce Program Specialist

Labor, Employment and Training Administration

US-PA-Philadelphia Metro Area

49,651.00+

4/28/2009

Human Resources Specialist (Compensation)

Labor, Employment Standards Administration

US-TX-Dallas

40,156.00+

4/28/2009

Management Analyst

Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration

US-CO-Denver [Includes Lakewood]

49,970.00+

4/28/2009

Program Analyst

Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration

US-CO-Denver [Includes Lakewood]

49,970.00+

4/28/2009

Safety Engineer GS-0803-5/7/9/11

Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration

US-MS-Jackson

30,772.00+

4/28/2009

Unemployment Insurance Program Specialist

Recovery Jobs – Labor

US-DC-Washington DC Metro Area

73,100.00+

4/28/2009

Wage and Hour Compliance Specialist

Labor, Employment Standards Administration

US-TX-Dallas

71,230.00+

4/28/2009

Wage & Hour Compliance Specialist

Labor, Employment Standards Administration

US-TX-Austin

38,117.00+

4/28/2009

Wage & Hour Compliance Specialist

Labor, Employment Standards Administration

US-CO-Denver

38,117.00+

4/28/2009

Wage & Hour Compliance Specialist

Labor, Employment Standards Administration

US-TX-El Paso

38,117.00+

4/28/2009

Wage & Hour Compliance Specialist

Labor, Employment Standards Administration

US-CO-Grand Junction

38,117.00+

4/28/2009

Wage & Hour Compliance Specialist

Labor, Employment Standards Administration

US-TX-Midland

38,117.00+

4/28/2009

Wage & Hour Compliance Specialist

Labor, Employment Standards Administration

US-NM-Albuquerque

38,117.00+

4/28/2009

Wage & Hour Compliance Specialist

Labor, Employment Standards Administration

US-TX-Amarillo

38,117.00+

4/28/2009

Wage & Hour Compliance Specialist

Labor, Employment Standards Administration

US-LA-Baton Rouge

38,117.00+

4/28/2009

Wage & Hour Compliance Specialist

Labor, Employment Standards Administration

US-TX-Texarkana

38,117.00+

4/28/2009

Wage & Hour Compliance Specialist

Labor, Employment Standards Administration

US-LA-Shreveport

38,117.00+

4/28/2009

Wage & Hour Compliance Specialist

Labor, Employment Standards Administration

US-MT-Great Falls

38,117.00+

4/28/2009

Wage & Hour Compliance Specialist

Labor, Employment Standards Administration

US-TX-Arlington

38,117.00+

4/28/2009

Wage & Hour Compliance Specialist

Labor, Employment Standards Administration

US-TX-Corpus Christi

38,117.00+

4/28/2009

Wage & Hour Compliance Specialist

Labor, Employment Standards Administration

US-TX-San Antonio

38,117.00+

4/28/2009

Wage & Hour Compliance Specialist

Labor, Employment Standards Administration

US-OK-Oklahoma City

38,117.00+

4/28/2009

Wage & Hour Compliance Specialist

Labor, Employment Standards Administration

US-SD-Sioux Falls

38,117.00+

4/28/2009

Wage & Hour Compliance Specialist

Labor, Employment Standards Administration

US-UT-St. George

38,117.00+

4/28/2009

Wage & Hour Compliance Specialist

Labor, Employment Standards Administration

US-OK-Lawton

38,117.00+

4/28/2009

Wage & Hour Compliance Specialist

Labor, Employment Standards Administration

US-OK-Tulsa

38,117.00+

4/28/2009

Wage & Hour Compliance Specialist

Labor, Employment Standards Administration

US-TX-College Station

38,117.00+

4/28/2009

Wage & Hour Compliance Specialist

Labor, Employment Standards Administration

US-TX-Houston

38,117.00+

4/28/2009

Wage & Hour Compliance Specialist

Labor, Employment Standards Administration

US-TX-Laredo

38,117.00+

4/28/2009

Wage & Hour Compliance Specialist

Labor, Employment Standards Administration

US-TX-Lubbock

38,117.00+

4/28/2009

Wage & Hour Compliance Specialist

Labor, Employment Standards Administration

US-TX-Tyler

38,117.00+

4/28/2009

Wage & Hour Compliance Specialist

Labor, Employment Standards Administration

US-TX-Wichita Falls

38,117.00+

4/28/2009

Workers’ Compensation Claims Examiner

Labor, Employment Standards Administration

US-PA-Philadelphia Metro Area

49,651.00+

4/29/2009

Information Technology Specialist (APPSW)

Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

US-DC-Washington DC Metro Area

86,927.00+

4/29/2009

Lead Immigration Program Analyst

Labor, Employment and Training Administration

US-GA-Atlanta

83,714.00+

4/29/2009

Legal Assistant (Office Automation)

Labor, Office of the Solicitor

US-MA-Boston

37,349.00+

4/29/2009

Supv’y Information Technology Specialist (SysAnalysis)

Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration

US-DC-Washington

102,721.00+

4/30/2009

Legal Assistant (Office Automation)

Labor, Office of the Solicitor

US-MA-Boston

37,349.00+

5/1/2009

Mathematical Statistician

Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

US-DC-Washington DC Metro Area

86,927.00+

5/1/2009

Office Automation Clerk/Assistant

Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

US-DC-Washington DC Metro Area

24,277.00+

5/6/2009

Financial Operations Technician

Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration

US-CO-Denver [Includes Lakewood]

32,980.00+

5/15/2009

Safety and Occupational Health Specialist

Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration

US-TX-El Paso

38,117.00+

5/15/2009

Safety and Occupational Health Specialist

Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration

US-TX-Lubbock

38,117.00+

8/7/2009

Supervisory Auditor

Labor, Office of the Inspector General

US-NY-New York City

98,924.00+

8/7/2009

Supervisory Auditor

Labor, Office of the Inspector General

US-CA-San Francisco County

98,924.00+

8/7/2009

Supervisory Auditor

Labor, Office of the Inspector General

US-GA-Atlanta

98,924.00+

8/7/2009

Supervisory Auditor

Labor, Office of the Inspector General

US-IL-Chicago Metro Area

98,924.00+

8/7/2009

Supervisory Auditor

Labor, Office of the Inspector General

US-TX-Dallas

98,924.00+

8/7/2009

Supervisory Auditor

Labor, Office of the Inspector General

US-PA-Philadelphia Metro Area

98,924.00+

8/7/2009

Supervisory Auditor

Labor, Office of the Inspector General

US-DC-Washington DC Metro Area

98,924.00+

8/7/2009

Supervisory Program Analyst

Labor, Office of the Inspector General

US-NY-New York City

98,924.00+

8/7/2009

Supervisory Program Analyst

Labor, Office of the Inspector General

US-CA-San Francisco County

98,924.00+

8/7/2009

Supervisory Program Analyst

Labor, Office of the Inspector General

US-GA-Atlanta

98,924.00+

8/7/2009

Supervisory Program Analyst

Labor, Office of the Inspector General

US-IL-Chicago Metro Area

98,924.00+

8/7/2009

Supervisory Program Analyst

Labor, Office of the Inspector General

US-TX-Dallas

98,924.00+

8/7/2009

Supervisory Program Analyst

Labor, Office of the Inspector General

US-PA-Philadelphia Metro Area

98,924.00+

8/7/2009

Supervisory Program Analyst

Labor, Office of the Inspector General

US-DC-Washington DC Metro Area

98,924.00+

Obviously the DOL is beefing up its Wage and Hour and OSHA investigation units and there’s only one reason for that – so make sure you’re following every FLSA law and all the new OSHA Regs by the letter because chances are good that the feds will come knocking on your door.

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