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Exclusive: U.S. anti-money laundering authority faces hiring probe – sources

Director of the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Shasky Calvery speaks to media announcing chargesx agianst JPMorgan Chase Bank in New YorkBy Emily Flitter and Brett Wolf NEW YORK/ST LOUIS (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury Department temporarily froze all recruitment by its anti-money laundering arm and forced the agency to rescind 11 job offers, after an investigation found it violated the federal employment code during an aggressive hiring push, according to several government officials. The Office of Personnel Management, a federal agency that governs labor practices in the government, determined that the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, known as FinCEN, illegally screened candidates in a quest to hire only lawyers for certain jobs, the officials said. It has recommended further investigations by two other federal agencies into FinCEN’s practices, they added. Rules for hiring at government agencies make it illegal to screen candidates for qualifications that aren’t stipulated in the job description, and the jobs FinCEN had posted weren’t designated as being only for lawyers, the officials said.

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