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Federal Panel Halts FDNY Firefighter Hiring Monitors

A federal appeals panel has frozen the activities of a team of court-appointed special monitors assigned to oversee Fire Department of New York (FDNY) hiring and promotion practices.

The New York Post reports ( that the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling grants a request from New York City to halt the monitors’ oversight until appellate judges decide whether or not to overturn a lower court’s decision imposing far-reaching new policies on the FDNY in a bid to end years of what it found to be discriminatory hiring practices.

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For more on diversity and discrimination issues in the fire service, consider Diversity : We Must Define This Issue Before We Can Solve It, Lessons Learned from the FDIC Diversity Panel, Diversity in the Fire Service: A Problem or a Solution? and DIVERSITY : AN APPLIED CASE ANALYSIS.