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Reform process for DHHL hiring


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 08, 2013

~~<p>Operation of the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands has been questionable virtually from the get-go, since statehood in 1959 made the agency responsible for the native land trust that had been established by the federal government. Among its chief problems: DHHL seems to have become a de facto plopping ground for political appointees not always qualified for the jobs, which hampers DHHL's ability to carry out its important mission to support Native Hawaiians.</p>
<p>The large number of appointees and temporary positions within the agency over the years has raised concern about its priorities and capabilities. A recently launched federal review of DHHL should examine ways to assure more quality control of staffers on behalf of Native Hawaiians.</p>
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Operation of the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands has been questionable virtually from the get-go, since statehood in 1959 made the agency responsible for the native land trust that had been established by the federal government. Among its chief problems: DHHL seems to have become a de facto plopping ground for political appointees not always qualified for the jobs, which hampers DHHL's ability to carry out its important mission to support Native Hawaiians.

The large number of appointees and temporary positions within the agency over the years has raised concern about its priorities and capabilities. A recently launched federal review of DHHL should examine ways to assure more quality control of staffers on behalf of Native Hawaiians. Login for more...



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