Friday November 28, 2008
A new audit of the state Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities makes the Blogster wonder how they can enforce workplace rules when they have so much trouble following the rules themselves.
For starters, in 2005, 2006 and 2007, only about half of the more than 3,300 complaints were open and closed within the 370-day maximum.
The commission routinely ignored the requirement to file contract-compliance and affirmative-action reports.
It failed to comply with state telecommuting rules. Its Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission, which is at least four years old, has NEVER submitted an annual report to the governor, as required annually by state law.
Finally, travel authorization request forms were not on file “for an employee who attended four ‘board meetings’ of a national affirmative action organization, for a total of eight days, during calendar year 2007.”
The commission, in its response to the audit, said the King Holiday Commission has formed a “subcommittee” assigned to prepare a report for the governor; the controls on telecommuting were strengthened; and “staff turnover” was blamed for the failure to meet investigatory guidelines.