Posted on 11 March 2013 in Government, Latest
To assess the DOA’s performance, the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism analyzed the nearly 200 records requests the agency received in the first six months of 2012. The analysis found the DOA took an average of 24 days to provide records or denials.
Posted on 08 January 2013 in Latest, Money & Politics Column
As in years past, the latest report seems intent on meeting the letter of the law while being as unenlightening as possible.
Posted on 18 December 2012 in Consumer, Education, Government, Latest
State Rep. Steve Nass, R-Whitewater, is asking state and University of Wisconsin-Madison officials to review the process through which a subcontractor was selected to build a new scoreboard and sound system at Camp Randall Stadium, to see if the jobs should be rebid.
Posted on 10 July 2012 in Latest, Money & Politics Column
A belatedly issued report on the state’s hiring of outside contractors is raising fresh questions about the integrity of the process.
Posted on 03 July 2012 in Government, Latest
State agencies’ hiring of outside contractors surged last year, according to a report quietly released by the state Department of Administration. The annual report, posted Monday on the DOA’s website, shows that state agencies spent $363.8 million on private contractors — an increase of 26 percent compared to the previous fiscal year.
Posted on 26 June 2012 in Latest, Money & Politics Column
In the past, these mandatory Contractual Service Purchasing Reports have been filed between one and seven weeks late. The Walker administration has that topped; its report for 2011 is now more than eight months late.