Administrative errors, lack of communication caused funding losses for UC system

Administrative errors, lack of communication caused funding losses for UC system

Administrative errors and poor decision-making within the Department of Labor and Industry have caused Pennsylvania’s unemployment compensation system to lose out on past federal funding, a recent internal investigation by the Wolf administration revealed.

 

Though Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced last month that his office would be conducting an audit of the UC system under the department and the associated Service Improvement Infrastructure Fund (SIIF) at the heart of a dispute between the Wolf administration and Senate Republicans, the Wolf administration had taken upon itself to conduct a parallel internal review, according to a letter sent by Budget Sec. Randy Albright to the Auditor General on Friday.

 

According to the letter, that internal review found two critical errors within the department that have caused the UC system to lose out on millions of dollars in federal funding.

Saturday, February 4, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Lawmakers, advocates shine light on negative impact of potential ACA repeal

Lawmakers, advocates shine light on negative impact of potential ACA repeal

Lawmakers and advocates joined together Monday to inform the public of the effects of the possible Affordable Care Act repeal. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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DePasquale says he will audit Labor and Industry UC service and SIIF fund at heart of dispute between Governor and Senate Republicans

DePasquale says he will audit Labor and Industry UC service and SIIF fund at heart of dispute between Governor and Senate Republicans

Ending weeks of speculation as to whether he would respond to requests from Republican senators to audit the Department of Labor and Industry’s unemployment compensation service and SIIF fund that are at the heart of a dispute between the Wolf administration and Senate Republicans, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale confirmed Thursday his office will conduct a performance audit of the two entities.

Thursday, January 19, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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PA row officers take oath of office

PA row officers take oath of office

Two new and one reelected Pennsylvania row officers took the oath of office Tuesday, officially beginning their terms.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Auditor General slams payout to former PPA executive director

Auditor General slams payout to former PPA executive director

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale slammed a recent payout to former Philadelphia Parking Authority Executive Director Vincent Fenerty.

 

Fenerty stepped down in his post in September 2016 shortly before a likely vote by the PPA board to remove him from his position after allegations of sexual harassment on the part of Fenerty came to light earlier in the year.

Thursday, January 5, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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