Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Hey, let's hire more civil servants!

One of the more inefficient departments of state government, the Department of Management and Budget has been proposed to receive a whopping 44% increase in personnel. Yes, that's right, 438 NEW civil servants, whose wages and benefits probably average around $60,000 per employee. OK, let's be fair, other departments are reducing personnel, but the net increase for the overall General Government budget is 178 full-timers.

Reminder: this is the department that when asked why a $5 million technology contract that ballooned to $200 million had a $10 million "change order," sent a letter back saying, "we can't find the documentation."

I bet all those new employees will really help the situation.

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