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Latest Rochelle Webb Items
The director of the D.C. welfare-to-work program Project Empowerment, who was fired in February, has recently been rehired, according to the city.
A former personnel director for Mayor Vincent C. Gray is sticking to her story that the District's fire chief wanted to hire the son of a D.C. Cabinet member in January, though three people and a chain of emails point to her as "the architect" of the decision.
Rochelle Webb tells her side; Gray, council released around midnight; Md. Assembly closes with tax increase and DREAM Act approval; Va. legislators return to redistricting; Report: Huguely unaware Love was dead; Cuccinelli determines guns OK in churches
The former director of the D.C. Department of Employment Services says she was fired recently because, in part, she expressed concerns that the District was improperly funding a jobs program that caters mostly to ex-offenders.
Rochelle Webb has had a week to "get over the shock" of the abrupt end of her city job on April 1 — a parable of sorts on how an outsider was swept into the gears of local influence and the roulette known as the excepted service, a system of political hires who serve at the will of the executive.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's former chief of staff testified Thursday that she made errors in hiring for the administration and allowed informal standards to guide how much appointees were paid.
Updates from the D.C. Council hearing on the personnel practices of Mayor Vincent C. Gray
An outspoken campaign supporter of D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, who landed a city government job despite Mr. Gray's knowledge of her failure to disclose a 2001 felony wire fraud conviction on her application, is leaving her position, city officials said Monday.
A close confidant of Mayor Vincent C. Gray withdrew her nomination Monday to be the chairman of the Washington Convention Center and Sports Authority, the mayor's office said.