References: <3D8D7234.B0B052BF@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> pakers wrote in message
> > Seems strange to me. The military can prevent members from leaving
> > during time of war, then why does not this policy apply to the FBI???
> > Pat
> They're probably interested in cleaning out the freakin' loosers they
> have been saddled with these many years.
> History... It's what we need to remember so we don't do stupid,
> filegate, waco, ruby ridge, unable to duplicate the ballistics
> findings on James Earl Rays weapon, missed opportunities abound... I
> dunno, why do you suppose they are letting them leave?
> The FBI desperately needs fresh blood. That Agency breeds loyalty to
> the exclusion of competence, then promotes that loyalty to management.
> In general the FED is not understaffed, it's overstaffed with a fat
> assed old bean counters that come in at 9 and leave at 3...
> Why do you suppose Bush wants to start a new agency that simply
> duplicates in one place the *ALREADY ESTABLISHED* responsibilities of
> several existing agencies? Duh, because:
> 1) the existing agencies aren't doing their jobs
> 2) nobody can force them to do their jobs
> 3) they can't be fired
The other factor would be that many of the key personnel in the military
got in at fairly young ages and may be eligible to retire at 38-45 years
old, at time at which they are still capable of performing their mission for
several additional years. With the FBI, the late 20's is the typical
youngest age of the agents and when they are facing mandatory retirement,
they are 57. The requirement for them to retire at that age was set not by
the FBI or the DOJ but by Congress, who established a mandatory 57 year old
retirement age for all 1811s (Federal LEOs). Extensions may be granted in
limited, specific circumstances, however, putting off the inevitable for
another year or two does not solve the problem that the individual will have
to be replaced.
Bush is actually trying to create a new Department (cabinet level
organization) composed of agencies located in various other Departments,
which results in the transfers of the personnel in those agencies to the new
Department, but doesn't actually replace them. The exception is the TSA,
which is hiring screeners and FAMs at a prodigious rate, but these are new
positions which did not exist prior to 9/11 anyway.