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Audit: Nepotism and $1.6 Million Wasted Compensation in NC Tracks PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Thursday, 14 May 2015 05:31

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - An audit released by State Auditor Beth Wood's office concludes the former director of the state's Medicaid payment processing system, NC Tracks, wasted $1.6 million in unjustified compensation and hired friends and relatives.

The full audit and response from Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos is available at http://www.ncauditor.net/EPSWeb/Reports/Investigative/INV-2015-0401.pdf.

Key Findings:

-- At least $1.6 million wasted through excessive wages and commissions, unjustified overtime, and
holiday pay to ineligible employees

-- OMMISS Director engaged in or allowed nepotism

-- OMMISS Director received unauthorized compensatory time that may result in inflated retirement
benefits  

-- Reports to General Assembly omitted at least $260,000 of overtime and compensatory time

-- Lack of adequate oversight of OMMISS despite findings in prior audit reports  

Wos has responded to the audit with a detailed analysis of each finding.

 
Connect NC Bond Website Up and Running With Information About $2.85 Billion Bond Proposal PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 05:44

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - A new state government website has been created to help inform the public about the $2.85 billion bond package proposed by Gov. Pat McCrory for transportation and infrastructure projects.

www.connect.nc.gov. went live this week.

“This site will serve as a central point for our citizens to learn about our plan to connect North Carolina through statewide investments in transportation, public health, education, parks and our military,” said the governor in a statement.. “Today, we are benefiting from the investments made by our parents and grandparents. Now is the time for us to make the investments that will benefit North Carolinians for generations to come.”  
 
The governor says no tax increase will be required.

The legislature must approve putting the two bonds on the ballot for voters to decide yes or no.

 
Ag Commissioner: State Will Be Ready To Protect Poultry Industry From Avian Flu PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 05:37

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Avian flue has already hit poultry in 15 states and North Carolina officials believe it's it will make its way to our state later this year.

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler told a Senate committee this week that he expects it to "spread through wild populations of poultry and waterfowl."

But, he said, state experts will be ready, as they've been helping Minnesota fight the effects of the diseases.

 
Gov. Pat McCrory's Public Schedule For Tuesday, May 12, 2015 PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 05:22

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Following is Gov. Pat McCrory's public schedule for Tuesday, May 12, 2015, as released by his office.

3:45 p.m.
NC Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Conference
NC Museum of History
Auditorium
5 E. Edenton St.
Raleigh

OPEN to credentialed press only.

 
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