Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

Federal Fellows Program Mistakenly Sends Acceptance Emails To Rejected Applicants

February 13, 2012 by  

Federal Fellows Program Mistakenly Sends Acceptance Emails To Rejected Applicants

Hundreds of the nation’s top graduate students who applied to a program that grooms future leaders of government agencies have been left fuming following bureaucrats emailing acceptance letters to them by mistake, Fox News reported.

According to the news outlet, the Presidential Management Fellows Program blamed an administrative error for the blunder. Elation turned to confusion for the applicants who wrongly received the email, as the program that is managed by the Federal Office of Personal Management (OPM) disappointed these students.

“As someone who is dedicated to public service, I was really excited when I was named a finalist, and devastated when OPM told me the next day that I was not actually a finalist,” one applicant told Fox News. “However, I may have dodged a bullet, because this incident really highlights the incompetence, inefficiency, disorganization and lack of accountability of the PMF program.”

According to the news outlet, officials from the program realized their mistake and stopped the notifications, but 25 percent of the semi-finalists were notified incorrectly.

Government Executive reported that fewer college students plan to enter government service than in prior years, but holding on to new hires has presented a bigger challenge for the public sector.

Special To Personal Liberty

You Sound Off! is written by our readers and appears the last Wednesday of each month. If you would like to submit an article or letter to the editor for consideration for You Sound Off!, send it to yousoundoff@personalliberty.com by the Friday before the last Wednesday of the month. To be considered, a submission should be 750 words or less and must include the writer's name, address and a telephone number. Only the writer's name will be published. Anonymous submissions will not be considered.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Federal Fellows Program Mistakenly Sends Acceptance Emails To Rejected Applicants”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.