FAA is Hiring People with “Severe Disabilities,” Intellectual and Psychiatric Issues

FAA DEI Initiative

As part of its diversity and inclusion initiative, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is recruiting workers with “‘severe’ disabilities” including “hearing, vision, missing extremities, partial paralysis, complete paralysis, epilepsy, severe intellectual disability, psychiatric disability and dwarfism.”

The program, highlighted on the FAA’s website, also aims to ensure “safe and efficient travel,” which it essentially says could not be achieved without diversity.

“Diversity is integral to achieving FAA’s mission of ensuring safe and efficient travel across our nation and beyond.” That’s the first sentence on the page linked above.

When Fox News Digital asked the FAA for details – like what jobs people with the disabilities described above would be considered for – the FAA replied with this:

“The FAA employs tens of thousands of people for a wide range of positions, from administrative roles to oversight and execution of critical safety functions. Like many large employers, the agency proactively seeks qualified candidates from as many sources as possible, all of whom must meet rigorous qualifications that of course will vary by position.”

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Public figures have been jumping in.

“Do you want to fly in an airplane where they prioritized DEI hiring over your safety? That is actually happening,” wrote Elon Musk on X (formerly Twitter) last week.

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Others have called out this criticism, defending the importance of workplace diversity.

“Nice racism,” replied Keith Olbermann, a guy who used to be on TV.

The FAA has faced recent scrutiny after a “mid-air blowout of a cabin panel in an Alaska Airlines [Boeing] earlier this month.”

Here’s a list of current job openings at the FAA.

Written by Pete

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