Aung Htein and Rosemary Lahasky

Aung Htein Terrorized African Americans at Labor Department

“I swear before God that I personally witnessed eight highly competent African American federal employees be denied promotions and assignments that would enhance their careers. I was ordered to remain silent while a black woman was treated like a wild animal and herded into subservient jobs for many years because of the color of her skin.”

John Stuart Edwards v.
R. Alexander Acosta, Secretary, U. S. Department of Labor
U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, docket number DC-1221-16-0227-W-1
EEOC docket number 570-2016-01154X / Agency No. 16-11-021


WAKE UP AND BE HEARD

I am a White man and retired U.S. Marine Corps officer with a distinguished military, public service and private sector career spanning many decades (see my biography). I blew the whistle on racial discrimination against African Americans in the federal government, and I was retaliated against because I reported violations of federal law.

Now, I am fighting a legal battle against the United States Secretary of Labor because he believes that White people who report discrimination against African Americans are not protected from retaliation under federal Whistleblower Protection or Anti-Discrimination laws. 1

My case is actually quite disturbing. After more than two years of navigating the bureaucratic maze of many federal government agencies to defend the civil rights of my former employees, I have spent nearly $20,000 of my own money for lawyers to fight the Secretary of Labor. The fiscal year 2018 budget request from President Trump for the Department of Labor was $9.7 billion in discretionary authority, with additional mandatory funding, and 15,924 full-time employees. On my side, it is just me and my wife and our two cats. I have no job, and I have reached the limits of what I am willing to spend for this fight. My lawyer tells me, and I agree that this is a precedent setting case that must be won because it impacts the rights of citizens who report discrimination and sexual harassment that they witness against others.

I am publishing my story now with hope and faith in God that there are human beings in this country who can help me continue this fight. If White people cannot report racial discrimination against African Americans and be protected under the law from retaliation by the federal government, then freedom is lost. People of all races must be allowed to fight together for the civil rights of all our citizens, not just ourselves. United we must stand, divided we will fall.

REWARDED FOR RACISM

In 2015, I worked at the U.S. Department of Labor for Aung Htein, a Burmese immigrant, who systemically carried out racial discrimination for many years against African Americans; and I was retaliated against by Aung Htein for blowing the whistle to the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) office. According to recent news reports, “Burmese soldiers, police and militias have been accused of razing hundreds of villages, gang-raping women and children and killing indiscriminately, in what the U.S. has labelled a campaign of ethnic cleansing,” so it is not difficult for any reasonable person to understand why someone with Aung Htein’s cultural heritage and disposition would discriminate against other races in the most cruel and unusual way.

Aung Htein (age 39) is a career federal government bureaucrat whose taxpayer funded salary has skyrocketed despite continuous freezes on federal government pay. Mr. Htein’s government salary has somehow miraculously grown from $115,000 in 2011, to over $160,000 per year now. That is a 40 percent pay raise in five years at a time when there was supposed to be no federal pay increases at all.  But it gets even worse.

In early 2017, Aung Htein was non-competitively promoted into the high paying ranks of the Senior Executive Service in the federal government – despite racial discrimination and retaliation complaints made against him that are still pending before the courts.  

Aung Htein is currently serving a one year probationary period which means he can be terminated from the federal government immediately if action is taken to fire him now.

RACISM AND WHISTLEBLOWER RETALIATION – PART ONE

I was Deputy Director and supervised fifty federal employees and over one hundred contractors at the Department of Labor technology office. My supervisor, Aung Htein, came into my office on September 1, 2015, and told me, “to stop making noise,” about the racial discrimination that he ordered me to carry out. Aung Htein told me that his bosses had promised him, “big pay raises and a promotion to the Senior Executive Service,” at the U.S. Department of Labor for discriminating against African Americans. I thought to myself at the time that this guy is clearly an idiot, and I told Aung Htein that, “I will not participate in the discrimination of African American employees.” After he left my office, I immediately notified his bosses and setup meetings with them to report his conduct. I was disappointed to learn how deeply they were involved.

After I exhausted my chain of command reporting the discrimination, Aung Htein took affirmative steps on September 15, 2015, to strip me of my supervisory responsibilities, remove my decision making authority and diminish my reputation. He announced to the entire office that I was no longer in charge of personnel decisions and that any complaints would need to be brought to him directly. This action made it clear to everyone in the office that if you fight for the rights of others, you will be humiliated and destroyed.

Just like we have seen recently in the news with victims of sexual assault, African Americans were discriminated against and afraid to come forward on their own. These Americans feared retaliation and they were right. I thought I could make a difference for them because I am White.

Looking back, I can understand now why these wonderful people refused to come forward on their own. Racists and sexual predators. The system allows them to behave and retaliate the same way. They have unlimited resources provided to them by large organizations, and it doesn’t matter whether you are a man or a woman or black or white. If you stand up against power, if you make a complaint, everyone knows you will be destroyed. That is why people who witness discrimination and sexual harassment don’t file complaints.


After the first retaliatory attack by Aung Htein and the lack of interest by his bosses to do anything about it, I filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Office and emailed copies of my complaint to Zachary Williams and Lisa Kyle who work for Congressman Dave Brat (R-VA).

In my September 2015 EEO complaint, I wrote:

Allegations:  Systemic discrimination against eight African American employees and retaliation for blowing the whistle to the entire Department of Labor leadership including the Inspector General.

Charge 1: Aung Htein and senior executives engaged in, and condoned racial discrimination to deny opportunities and career advancement for eight African American employees in the Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Information Systems and Technology. The following employees are current active targets of systemic discrimination by senior management officials that have or will directly impact the careers and earnings of these employees:

GS13 – Mr. McDaniel, an African American federal employee is being discriminated against because he is being denied a merit promotion solely due to his race. Mr. McDaniel applied for an advertised GS14 position to perform the work he is already performing at that level – and when Mr. McDaniel was found to be the only eligible qualified candidate and placed on the hiring certificate for the hiring official – Aung Htein placed an indefinite delay on hiring Mr. McDaniel for the position but has allowed the hiring of other vacant positions in the office, despite strong recommendations from the hiring officials including Mr. McDaniel’s supervisor Thomas Flagg (also African American), the reviewing officer, and the Deputy Director. At the time of the complaint, there was no indication whatsoever that Mr. McDaniel will ever have the opportunity to fill the position for which he is qualified. Mr. McDaniel stated that he feared retaliation if he filed an EEO complaint. 2

GS13 – Mr. Liddell, an African American federal employee is actively being targeted by Aung Htein for removal from federal service despite the fact that Mr. Liddell is performing his work in a highly successful manner. This fact was corroborated by the senior GS15 technologists he supports, and his reviewing officer. Mr. Liddell’s wife has been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy treatments. Mr. Liddell has requested occasional time off to transport his wife to treatments. Mr. Htein stated that he considers these types of requests to be unsatisfactory and inappropriate. Mr. Liddell’s supervisor, Freddie Sconce, stated in writing that he is acting to remove Mr. Liddell from federal employment based on his race on the orders provided to him by Aung Htein. Sconce stated that he disagreed with Mr. Htein’s decision, but will carry out the orders despite his personal objections. Sconce, who was a GS-14, has applied for a GS-15 promotion and Aung Htein is now the deciding official for that promotion after the revocation of my personnel decision authority by Aung Htein on September 15, 2015.

In addition to the above active targets of discrimination, I uncovered a clear pattern of ongoing systemic discrimination that has been carried out for many years against only African Americans that were contained in my formal complaint and court documents.  The following employees were also discriminated against and in some cases maliciously targeted and abused.1

  • Ms. Marlene Howze
  • Ms. Florence Davidson
  • Mr. Thomas Flagg
  • Mr. Kevin Jackson
  • Mr. Dwayne Palmer
  • Mr. Nat Brown

Charge 2: Aung Htein retaliated against me on September 15, 2015, when he removed my authority to manage personnel for reporting systemic discrimination to his superiors at the U.S. Department of Labor.


I would never kneel during the National Anthem, instead I am shouting at the top of my lungs,
“I witnessed racism and reported it!
Does anyone in this country care anymore?”


WHISTLEBLOWER RETALIATION – PART TWO

After a month passed, I became frustrated with a lack of response from EEO and the indifference by senior Department of Labor leaders concerning my complaints, so on October 13, 2015, I met with Vanessa Hall who is an EEO specialist and asked her advice about what I should do.

Ms. Hall said, “I have never seen or heard of a White executive coming forward to report racial discrimination against black people in my entire life. My experience is that they are going to keep coming after you if you keep complaining about what they have done [referring to Aung Htein, the Inspector General and Assistant Secretary of Labor]. You should probably just try to find another job.”

Two weeks after meeting with Ms. Hall, I received an email permanently reassigning me to a non-supervisory Special Assistant position effective immediately. The new job was a made-up position that had never before existed, and it was not remotely commensurate with my senior management and supervisory experience and skills. The entire leadership of the Labor department was notified about the circumstances surrounding my reassignment, including the Inspector General and Zachary Williams who works for Congressman Dave Brat (R-VA). None of them lifted a finger to help me then, or any time since.

A few days later, on November 5, 2015, my former Deputy Director position was advertised on the USAJOBS website as a vacant position to be filled.     

After the reassignment and posting of my position, there was nothing for me to do but pay lawyers and fill out paperwork while I sat at home performing a bullshit job. In mid-November 2015, acting on the advice of my lawyer, I filed complaints with the Civil Rights Center and the Office of Special Counsel at the Department of Justice.

I made formal written complaints about discrimination against African American employees to Betty Lopez and Naomi Barry-Perez who run the Equal Employment Opportunity Office and Civil Rights Center at the Department of Labor. Betty Lopez admittedly reported my confidential EEO complaint to Edward Charles “Ed” Hugler who is the Deputy Assistant Secretary at Labor. She also informed the entire Department of Labor executive team that I had filed a complaint about their discrimination and did nothing when I was retaliated against for making it.

 

I also filed a complaint of Prohibited Personnel Practices (whistleblowing reprisal) with the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) at the Justice Department, alleging  that my reassignment to Special Assistant and the Labor department’s decision to post my former position for hire, are retaliation for whistleblowing and for engaging in protected activities under 5 U.S.C 2302. The OSC closed my whistleblowing retaliation complaint on November 20, 2015, declining to seek corrective action on my behalf. Instead, they provided me with a right-to-file letter that day which stated that I needed to take my complaint instead to the Merit Systems Protection Board. 3

Ka-Ching-Ka-Ching! Whistleblowers have to pay for all their legal representation while Aung Htein and his bosses are provided unlimited funding for government attorneys paid for entirely with taxpayer dollars. That is how the current system works. At the time of publication for this story, I have already spent approximately $20,000 on this case – and it is far from over. Delay, deny, hope you die is the government’s strategy to fight whistleblowing, and it works. 

BUT WAIT, IT GETS WORSE

Several months after I was removed from the position and replaced, there were several Inspector General complaints filed that allege Mr. Htein violated multiple sections of the Federal Acquisition Regulations, performed illegal acquisitions costing taxpayers millions of dollars, and accepted bribes and kick-backs from senior government officials in the form of personal training money totaling more than twenty thousand dollars in exchange for keeping his mouth shut about racism, corruption and whistleblower retaliation at the Department of Labor. Complaints were also made to the Inspector General about Aung Htein’s pay raises and the promise he received about being promoted.

The Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Labor is Mr. Scott Dahl who was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 16, 2013. Dahl, who was appointed by President Obama, turned a blind eye to the discrimination and criminal complaints made against Aung Htein and other senior executives since he joined the agency. Dahl was part of the cadre of government executives at Labor who were involved in my reassignment and who have allowed Aung Htein to keep his job at the Department of Labor despite racism and criminal complaints.

Htein actively denied African Americans promotions and assignments that would enhance their careers. Htein used investigative services of the agency to target one African American woman, and he has been shielded from accountability by the Inspector General and government lawyers who are paid for by taxpayers to provide him with a free legal defense. Htein has received substantial pay raises, and even been promoted to the highest ranks of the federal civil service. 

HELLO?  IS ANYONE IN CHARGE?

Aung Htein’s supervisor was Byron Zuidema, who was promoted to be the acting assistant secretary by President Trump. Zuidema abruptly resigned from the federal government recently despite expectations that he would remain in his new position for several more years.

Rosemary Lahasky is another President Trump political appointee who is currently serving as the top White House official for the agency where Aung Htein works. Lahasky has experience working inside Washington D.C. as a congressional staffer but may lack the courage to fire Aung Htein and put an end to his discriminatory ways.

According to the Department of Labor website, Lahasky is now the only person in charge of the Employment and Training Administration after Zuidema departed.Rosemary Lahasky may also lack the authority to resolve this matter. I contacted her government funded attorney recently with an offer to settle because I can no longer afford to fund my case. My offer stated, “Since I am retired now and so much time has already passed since my complaint was made, I am willing to consider agency demands for withdrawal of both cases – EEOC and MSBP – in exchange for reimbursement of my legal fees.” 

Here is the response I received to my very reasonable settlement offer. Rolando Valdez is the taxpayer funded full time government attorney who represents Lahasky and Htein. He works for the Department of Labor Solicitor.

Rosemary Lahasky was provided this story and offered no comment.  Capitol Hellway Media Company LLC confirmed receipt by Ms. Lahasky of this article and our request for comment under the Freedom of Information Act – tracking number 847979. 

Lahasky Email Department of Labor FOIA Request 847979

As a result of Lahasky’s continued unwillingness to resolve my case, I now have until March 2018, to decide whether I want to continue with the EEOC case to aid African American employees who were discriminated against by Aung Htein.

The Whistleblower retaliation component of this case is still awaiting action by the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, and my attorney is continuing with that case on a contingency basis. That precedent setting case will establish whether White people who report discrimination against African Americans are protected from retaliation under federal law. Unfortunately, since the Merit Systems Protection Board lacks a quorum because President Trump has not filled the positions, there is a backlog of appeals building and it could be many years before my case is resolved. It costs me nothing to wait for that decision.

TAXPAYER FUNDED LEGAL DEFENSE FOR RACISTS

Recent news reports revealed that Congress secretly paid out settlements of over $17 million for discrimination, sexual assault and other cases brought against Members of Congress. What Americans don’t know is that every department in the federal government operates exactly the same way. They have a secret slush fund to pay lawyers and settlements that they keep from public view. Here is the reason why we know so little about that money.

The perpetrators of racial discrimination and retaliation at the Department of Labor know they cannot be sued as individuals because they have immunity, so the agency gets sued. In my case, I’m suing the Secretary of Labor, but it is the Department of Labor – The Taxpayers – who pay. That is how the system is rigged. They have billions of dollars in their budget and an unlimited amount of time to fight against anyone who stands against them, and they know it.

And the Department of Labor is no different. Aung Htein and Rosemary Lahasky don’t care about lawsuits against the agency because taxpayers fully fund a large federal legal department to protect them. The Department of Labor is packed with government lawyers, like Rolando Valdez, that are funded by taxpayers to defend the people who discriminate against African Americans and retaliate against Whistleblowers. The entire system is upside down.

Nicholas C. Geale, was appointed Acting Solicitor of Labor by President Trump on February 17, 2017, and also serves as the Chief of Staff for the current Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta.

Geale is also responsible for providing free legal advice, representation and trial services for government executives who break the law. His office is defending Htein and representing Lahasky, who are now probably working together to cover up discrimination, sexual assault and Whistleblower retaliation at the Department of Labor. All this is provided at taxpayer expense. And Geale and Rolando Valdez have a much larger budget to work with than anyone who makes a complaint against the agency. Delay, deny, hope you die is the motto there. The swamp is corrupt.

CONGRESS IS USELESS

In 2015, I lived in the Virginia 7th congressional district. According to federal law, Whistleblowers who report retaliation to Congress are supposed to be protected. I have dozens of communications back and forth with Congressman Dave Brat’s office spanning more than ten months, and he did not lift a finger to help.

In January 2016, I was becoming frustrated by the lack of interest in my case by Congressman Dave Brat’s staff.

Every month in 2016, I contacted Congressman Brat’s office and kept getting the same response, “As soon as we receive a reply, we will update you.”  Month after month after month passed by, and nothing was being done. In August 2016, I was so frustrated that I sent Congressman Brat this email and never got a response or call from his office again. I guess he was offended.

It was a big mistake for me to think that anyone in Congress would do the right thing. Dave Brat is just like all the others who go to Washington. They enter the swamp and become corrupted. I see him on TV a lot now, he really knows how to play the game. I’m glad I don’t live in his district now.

FIRE AUNG HTEIN!

Clearly the most important qualification for promotion into the federal government’s Senior Executive Service at the Frances Perkins Building in Washington, D.C. is to discriminate against African Americans and retaliate against any federal employee or contractor who blows the whistle on illegal activity there. 

I am not a bleeding heart liberal by any stretch of the imagination. I think that President Obama and Colin Kaepernick have done more to damage race relations in the United States than Jim Crow. But I experienced a horrible tragedy and injustice when I reported the discrimination of African American employees at the Department of Labor, and was retaliated against for opening my mouth.

If you are an African American who worked at the U.S. Labor department since it was founded on March 4, 1913, chances are you were discriminated against or feared retaliation if you filed a complaint during your employment there.

If you want to make a difference, please share this story on social media and with everyone you know. 

If you are an attorney or philanthropist or employee and want to join a civil or class action lawsuit against the racist executives at the Labor department, please contact me immediately to discuss.


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We Need To Reverse the Blacklisting Rule

Why do we still have the Executive Order –Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces?

Did you know that it is being implemented right now in our government by a radical left wing activist at the Department of Labor?

Lafe Solomon is considered by Watchdog.org to be one of the Scariest People of 2016. He is also the U.S. Department of Labor senior labor compliance adviser that has been in charge of implementing the 2014 “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” executive order signed by President Obama on July 31, 2014.

Inside the beltway this order is known as the “Blacklisting Rule.” 

the order says:

“This order seeks to increase efficiency and cost savings in the work performed by parties who contract with the Federal Government by ensuring that they understand and comply with labor laws” and regulations.

The effect this executive order has is that it creates purpose and establishes intent for out of control government involvement and corruption. Those businesses that the government favors will be permitted to receive government contracts and as an extension, progressively any state or locality that receives federal funding. This is one of the backdoors that was being built by President Obama and Tom Perez to control businesses – through the control of people through regulations. It is also part of the Democrats electoral strategy to control conservative districts, make them weaker. Tom Perez who is coincidentally in the running to be the next Chair of the Democratic National Committee of course has been written about widely in this blog for widespread discrimination and corruption. 

The EEOC, NLRB, EPA, Justice Department and other regulatory bodies collect this data now and are using it collaboratively today to build that political blacklisting machine Obama and Perez were to planning to pass to Hillary Clinton.

The next section of the executive order says:

“Helping executive departments and agencies (agencies) to identify and work with contractors with track records of compliance will reduce execution delays and avoid distractions and complications that arise from contracting with contractors with track records of noncompliance.”

Government “Helping” means a big bureaucracy we don’t need and can’t afford.  This also means the government can say, “If you don’t do what I want, you can’t get money.”

We need to focus on reducing regulations everywhere now, add back what we need later.

We need to reverse this executive order today.


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Tom Perez and Portia Wu Escape Prosecution For Racism and Whistleblower Retaliation

Read the article Aung Htein Terrorized African Americans at Labor Department for the full shocking story about racial discrimination against African Americans, corruption and whistleblower retaliation involving Rosemary Lahasky at the U.S. Department of Labor.


As the clock runs down on the Obama Administration and political appointees prepare to leave office next week, Labor Secretary Tom Perez and Assistant Secretary Portia Wu are relieved to have escaped accountability for systemic racism against African Americans and whistleblower retaliation at the U.S. Department of Labor. By abusing their power and issuing threats to workers, Perez and Wu blocked discrimination complaints by managers and employees at the Labor Department, delayed processing EEOC complaints, and rewarded their loyal underlings for covering up discrimination by encouraging retaliation against whistleblowers at that federal agency.

Career bureaucrats Tom Perez and Portia Wu will lose their political appointments on January 20th when President Donald J. Trump takes the oath of office. Perez is jockeying for the Democratic National Committee chair job – a good fit for someone with his experience in corruption and disinformation. Wu, who is considered very incompetent by her staff after spending the majority of her time employed in the federal government on maternity leave or caring for her child at work, is expected to burrow inside another government bureaucracy or progressive organization like the Clinton Foundation.

Good riddance to you both!


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Proof that Shit Floats to the Top

Read the article Aung Htein Terrorized African Americans at Labor Department for the full shocking story about racial discrimination against African Americans, corruption and whistleblower retaliation involving Rosemary Lahasky at the U.S. Department of Labor.


It was earlier reported in 2016 that federal employee Mr. Aung Htein was provided “hush money” to conceal racism and corruption by his bosses Lisa LahrmanByron Zuidema and Portia Wu.

In exchange for his continued participation in covering up widespread racism against African Americans at the Department of Labor, Aung Htein was promoted to the Senior Executive Service with a substantial pay raise earlier this year by Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor Byron Zuidema who participated in the discrimination.

Portia Y. Wu, a graduate of both Yale and Cornell Universities had served as Special Assistant to President Obama before being sworn in as the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment and Training in April 2014.  Since taking office, Wu has orchestrated the greatest expansion and coverup of racism and whistleblower retaliation ever documented in the department. Now her boss Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez is upping the ante by dangling a Senior Executive Service job in front of Mr. Htein in exchange for his continued participation in covering up widespread racism against African Americans who work for him. Perez has already been dumped by the Clinton campaign as a potential vice presidential running mate because he was caught lying about his grandfather being expelled from the Dominican Republic for opposing the dictatorship of Rafael TrujilloArchival records show that his grandfather, Rafael Brache, was in fact one of the dictator’s champions. Perez now serves as the Democratic National Committee chairman where he bribed a former rival to drop out of the DNC chair race.

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Since 2014, Mr. Htein, who is currently was a GS-15 Supervisory Information Technology Specialist, has seen his responsibilities and budget cut in half as a result of department-wide consolidations of technology resources and services into the Office of the Chief Information Officer which makes the senior level executive position that Perez is offering Htein now totally unjustified and clearly a bribe. One insider told this reporter, “Everyone who works here knows what is happening, but the Obama administration loves Perez, and the press have no interest in exposing any corruption by Democrats in this administration. Anyone who stands up to these racist pigs is crushed and their careers are immediately destroyed.”

On top of that, after blowing through millions of taxpayer dollars during the past year to modernize technology systems across the agency, the federal employees and contractor staff that Htein supervises should be reduced and his position and grade consolidated – not increased. Evidently, Perez feels that paying off Htein with a promotion for discriminating against African Americans and retaliating against Whistle Blowers is a better use of taxpayer funds.

Htein is also dodging a myriad of Inspector General complaints filed against him for working secretly with contractors to violate multiple sections of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). Two insiders told this reporter that all contracts awarded by Htein since May 2016 are being protested by vendors. And still, Perez wants to promote him.

Htein, who has worked at the Labor Department as a contractor or federal employee his entire adult life and Lahrman, who has also worked at the Labor Department for her entire career spanning more than three decades, are both living proof that over time, shit floats to the top in our government.

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Finally, another reason for creating and dangling the new position in front of Htein is that the official report of investigation says that Aung Htein is placing all the blame for the discrimination he administered at the feet of his boss Lisa Lahrman. Mr. Htein’s testimony claims that all his illegal actions were the result of orders he received directly from Lahrman, Zuidema and Wu – despite substantial evidence in the report that shows that Htein had full advance knowledge of and authorized and approved all the discriminatory and retaliatory personnel actions he carried out without any protest. Htein and Lahrman signed all the forms.

Court documents also show that as early as last year Aung Htein told collegues that he was told by Zuidema and Wu that if he kept silent about the widespread discrimination and whistleblower retaliation at the agency that he would be offered a Senior Executive Service SES position in 2016. Well, with this latest bribe from Perez for all to see, Mr. Zuidema who is the Deputy Assistant Secretary fulfilled his promise to Htein, sending a signal to all African Americans that if you stand up to their tyranny, you will be destroyed. Several African Americans who work for Wu across the entire agency echoed the same concerns, “If a ‘real’ and unbiased investigation was ever conducted by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel or the Congress, these people would be fired and sent to prison or worse for the intentional harm and damage they have done to the African American workforce at the Labor department and across the nation.”

Major decisions  in this case are expected from the Merit Systems Protection Board and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that when concluded, will all be posted online for the world to see.

Aung Htein is a career federal bureaucrat at the U.S. Department of Labor. If Perez’s bribe is carried out, Htein will be selected for the newly created position and join Hillary Clinton’s protected club of corrupt senior officials in Washington D.C. The job posting on the usajobs.gov website is being administered by Mr. John Sylvia who is a human resources specialist at Labor.  His phone number is 774-365-6851 and his email is sylvia.john@dol.gov.


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Racism Exposed at the U.S. Department of Labor

Read the article Aung Htein Terrorized African Americans at Labor Department for the full shocking story about racial discrimination against African Americans, corruption and whistleblower retaliation involving Rosemary Lahasky at the U.S. Department of Labor.


A significant number of complaints have been made about widespread wrongdoing and systemic racial discrimination against African American employees by two senior federal public officials at the U.S. Department of Labor. Blacks and African Americans who work at Labor are being treated like slaves on a plantation by the Democrats who rule this federal agency.

According to witness documents including affidavits obtained by this reporter, Lisa Lahrman and Aung Htein have been accused of discriminatorily denying promotions and other opportunities for African-American employees under their direct supervision. Lahrman and Htein could face charges and civil lawsuits for racial discrimination, retaliating against Whistleblowers, engaging in prohibited personnel practices, and for fraudulently using federal legal resources that are funded by taxpayers for their own personal use. Sources say that Lahrman, an attorney who oversees human resources at the agency, has even hired her own son in violation of the law and Htein, who is the Director of Information Technology, is being investigated for contracting fraud.

Lahrman and Htein are career federal bureaucrats with no real marketable skills who currently work in the agency’s Employment and Training Administration.  Both are considered by associates as evil and incompetent public figures who have been protected from prosecution by their bosses Byron Zuidema and Portia Wu.

Employees with first-hand knowledge of the investigations also say that Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez has been covering up the scandals and stonewalling investigators and inquiries from Congress to run out the clock on his administration.  His presidential appointment ends in January 2017.

An employee named “George” who wants  to remain otherwise anonymous says he works for Lahrman, and that he is seeing no changes in her racist behavior. “She is fully aware she is being watched but she doesn’t care.  She is continuing to discriminate even now. Steps should be taken to aid African American federal employees, contractors, and Whistleblowers at the Department of Labor by providing a high visibility shield against these abusers of authority by firing them. They need to be an example that puts an end to the institutional racism here,” he said.

The affidavits, completed investigations and court documents will be posted online as they become publicly available. Sources inside the Inspector General say that all the active investigations already underway have been extended due to the wrongdoing involved and are scheduled to be completed before the election in November 2016.


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Lisa Lahrman who is married to Robert E. Kirschman, is the acting Administrator and Administrative Officer for the Office of Management and Administrative Services at the Department of Labor.  Her phone number is 202-693-3295 and her email address is Lahrman.Lisa.L@dol.gov.

Aung Htein is the Director of the Office of Information Systems and Technology at the Department of Labor.  His phone number is 202-696-6445 and his email address is Htein.Aung@dol.gov.

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Bribery Exposed at the U.S. Department of Labor

Read the article Aung Htein Terrorized African Americans at Labor Department for the full shocking story about racial discrimination against African Americans, corruption and whistleblower retaliation involving Rosemary Lahasky at the U.S. Department of Labor.


A U.S. Labor Department information technology manager stands accused of accepting bribes totaling more than twenty thousand dollars in exchange for keeping his mouth shut about rampant racism, corruption and whistle blower retaliation.

An employee who demanded to remain anonymous because she filed a formal complaint that was swept under the rug and fears retaliation said, “Besides being a worthless piece poop, Aung Htein is the biggest kiss-ass on the planet. He only cares about himself.”

The complaint, which this reporter read, is expected to be was filed with the Office of Special Counsel. It says that Mr. Aung Htein, a long-tenured federal bureaucrat at the Department of Labor – has been provided with what the complaint calls “hush money” to conceal racism and corruption by his bosses Lisa Lahrman, Byron Zuidema and Portia Wu. These allegations are part of a long list of charges that Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez has been covering up since his appointment as Secretary of Labor.

Htein and Lahrman are already faces charges for whistleblower retaliation after they discriminatorily denied promotions and other opportunities to African-American employees and retaliated against Htein’s deputy director for reporting it. That case is still pending action. Htein has also both been accused of engaging in prohibited personnel practices, and for fraudulently using federal legal resources that are funded by taxpayers for his own personal use to retaliate against a whistleblower.

Lahrman, who is an attorney, has even hired her own son – a prohibited personnel practice in the federal government – to work for her at the Department of Labor. Htein, who is a technology director at Labor is under scrutiny for contracting fraud in addition to all the other damage he is doing there.

“Htein is an incompetent federal bureaucrat and racist. Naturally, he fits in perfectly here,” said a former employee with knowledge of the situation. 

Another employee who currently works for Htein said, “He’s going on training again this week, unbelievable. I think someone outside Labor should look into how these trainings are paid for when he always denies individual training requests for everyone else in his organization. He tells us that our training needs are being denied for budgetary reasons, which we know is not true because he spends all the money on himself. I think Aung has received more money in the past year for his own personal career development than anyone else in the federal government. He is a selfish bastard who only cares about himself.”

In fact, during 2016 Htein spent more than 80 percent of the entire division’s training budget on his own professional development.

A bribe is the offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting of something of value for the purpose of influencing the action of an official in the discharge of his or her public or legal duties


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Aung Htein is the Director of the Office of Information Systems and Technology at the Department of Labor.  His phone number is 202-696-6445 and his email address is Htein.Aung@dol.gov.

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