October 20, 2010 4:08 AM Subscribe
I am writing an article about employment in the U.S. federal government. Where can I find information about what supervisors are allowed by law to tell other government agencies recruiters about their employees, and what they sometimes tell those recruiters that is against the law?
A couple civil service employees have told me that when they were trying to move to another job within the government, they applied for lots of jobs through the government employment service but kept getting turned down for new jobs even though they got letters saying they were qualified for those jobs. There are lots of qualified people out there so it's probably not personal that these people didn't get the jobs. But they suspected employers with whom they had poor working relationships somehow went outside what they could say and sabotaged their changes to get another job. I want to know if this really happens or if it's just bad employee attitude or lots of other qualified employees.