Saturday, June 20, 2015

4:24 p.m. Friday WEDC News Dump

Walker's jobs agency says 27 awards worth $124 million made without a formal staff review.  (Star Tribune, 6/19/2015)
An internal review released Friday showed that WEDC gave out 27 award contracts to 24 companies between July 2011 and June 2013 without staff review, which WEDC said was not required at the time. Those were discovered during a review of 371 awards WEDC made in its first two years of operation.

A sampling from the WEDC news release.  
That review uncovered 26 awards that were made without a formal Staff Review by our underwriting department – all of which took place in the first 15 months of WEDC’s existence. 

While those awards did not have formal Staff Reviews, they did undergo scrutiny and review by WEDC staff and management throughout the approval process.

First of all, let's take a look at the phrase "all of which took place in the first 15 months of WEDC’s existence."

Considering WEDC's revolving door, this lame explanation could almost be construed as blaming Jim Doyle

The second paragraph has me shaking my head like a bobble head doll.   What gets scrutinized?  When is a review not a review?  Oy!  My head hurts.

Where's the

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

4:27Pm release with this tidbit at the end:
The documents provided to the board today are available immediately to members of the media at the WEDC offices. To ensure the press has timely access to the documents, WEDC is waiving the copying costs of these records. Please contact Mark Maley at 608-210-6767 to make arrangements to pick up the materials before 5:30 p.m. Friday.