CFPB acting chief announces attorney recruitment effort; ‘we need fullest talents, passions of American public’

Effort to 'achieve vigorous oversight of all applicable federal laws, fullest utilization of legal authorities'

An effort to recruit attorneys “at all experience levels” to the federal consumer financial protection agency was announced Tuesday by its acting director in an effort, he said, to achieve “vigorous oversight of all applicable federal laws and the fullest utilization of our legal authorities.”

In blog post, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Acting Director Dave Uejio said Americans’ financial lives “have suffered tremendously as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the associated economic dislocation, and ongoing racial inequity.”

“The CFPB was created for moments like this,” he wrote.

“We must hold accountable companies that break the law and harm American consumers and small businesses during this time of incredible financial stress,” the agency acting director stated. “To do this, we need the fullest talents and passion of the American public. The Bureau has one of the most remarkable workforces I have ever seen, and I invite you to seize the moment and join us.”

In announcing a search for attorneys to join the bureau, Uejio said opportunities were available in multiple agency functions. He added that, in appropriate circumstances, “we may offer the potential to work remotely.”

Uejio also indicated that the bureau will be emphasizing diversity when adding to its workforce. “We also seek to be an agency whose workforce reflects the diversity of the American public,” Uejio wrote. “Our work will be most effective when we are able to incorporate a broad range of perspectives.

“We are, therefore, particularly interested in hearing from a diverse set of candidates with a range of personal and professional experiences,” he stated.

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