Laurie Ann Jones found out on Friday that she would not be losing her job.
After working at the federal government’s Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for four years, Jones had worked her way up to being a senior assistant in the office’s human resources department.
She then moved on to the Office of General Counsel, a position in which she was the legal representative for the agency’s employees, and finally landed her current job at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
However, that’s not all.
Jones’ former boss at OPM, David Kamin, told The Post that Jones’ experience working for the federal agency was “really a blessing.”
“She’s very experienced,” Kamin said.
“I think Laurie had the ability to really see the importance of getting people to do the right thing.
I think she really understands the importance that she has in helping us to do this right.”
But Kamin added that Jones is not the only one who’s working hard to help the FDIC and its workers.
“The work that we’re doing at OMS is an example of the kind of work that the FDIA is doing to help its members, and I think Laurie has been a good example of that,” he said.
Jones was initially told she would be laid off on Friday, but her boss, Dan Smith, made the decision to let her keep her job for the next three months.
Smith said that while he was “surprised” when Jones found she wouldn’t be making any money, Jones was also surprised by how much she’s gotten paid.
“She really enjoyed working for me,” he told the Post.
“Laurie is very appreciative that I was able to do her job and she’s really enjoying it.”
Jones said that her pay has risen by 25 percent.
“We are so grateful for everything that we’ve been given,” she said.
The federal government has not confirmed how much Jones was actually paid, but the FDICO website claims that she was paid $4,700 for work that included writing a letter to the FDNY requesting more overtime.
Jones said she was working for OPM “to help protect the people of this country from a financial crisis.”