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Thought police back on the beat. According to Bank staffers, the external affairs department may be deleting the more explosive postings on internal message boards.

Defending their freedom of speech, one Bank staffer sent around a subsequent message to summarise the contents of one of the deleted postings:

What was said in that post was that when a sector board rejects a proposed in-situ promotion, as it did twice in the case at hand, its reasons are communicated to the manager. A manager who did not work with the turned-down staff member the first time to address the feedback should not be surprised when the second attempt is rejected, too. Jean-Louis Sarbib is on record about what happened. It is bad enough that corruption permeates EXC, without having EXT collude in covering it up. As our work in WBI, PREM and DEC have shown empirically, corruption can only flourish if the environment can't talk about it.

Usually external has a hard enough time keeping Bank 'on-message' outside the Bank.

Jeff Powell ~ April 22, 2007

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