The USDA told us it has since fixed that particular problem. The Obama administration denied our interview requests. A spokesman said the agency inherited serious issues and "over the past six years, we have corrected past errors, learned from mistakes, and charted a stronger path for the future where all Americans are treated with dignity and respect."
McCray, who is an attorney, has filed a class action suit on behalf of the 3,000 people whose discrimination claims remained unprocessed in 2009.
McCray: There's no accountability, even in cases where you know, discrimination has been proven. If you're a manager, you don't even have to pay for your defense, because it's going to be the agency's attorneys. They're gonna be your attorneys.
Attkisson: And if there are any fines?
McCray: The Justice Department pays.
Attkisson: Well, the taxpayers pay.
McCray: Well absolutely, so from the manager's point of view, there's no cost to them. There's zero accountability.
As for Dabney, the Department of Agriculture admitted no fault but paid her a confidential settlement that included the alleged hotel assault, with the condition she never work there again.