Tag: Treasury Department

Victory: Department of Education Cuts Contract With Five Student Debt Collectors

March 4, 2015

Last Friday, the Department of Education made a huge announcement that it’s cutting contracts with five private companies it had hired as debt collectors on defaulted student loans. For years, Jobs With Justice has worked closely with our allies, including the Student Labor Action Project, US Student Association, and the… Read More»

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How the Treasury Department Is Stepping Up to Protect Student Debtors

November 18, 2014

In an important step forward, as reported in Huffington Post, the U.S. Treasury Department will create a pilot program to serve as the debt collector on federal student loans, a function currently performed by private contractors. As soon as early 2015, the Treasury Department could task federal employees with helping… Read More»

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