“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” –nnnnot anymore
By Joe Anonymous
N.Y. Times - June 28, 2010.
By Jennifer Medina
“Each of the nine teachers spending their last day in the rubber room refused to allow their full names to be used, saying they worried about reprisals from administrators.” Reread it Gov.
“Protect yourself when approached by an investigator—do not answer questions.” This is the sign posted in a rubber room. Reread it Gov, there are 2 sides to those assigned to rubber.
Daily News – June 29, 2010.
By Bill Hammond
“He can’t make them accept tuition reform that would have given SUNY/CUNY financial independence from sticky-fingered Albany lawmakers.” Maybe the ties that bind need to end-right Gov.?
Getting back to the Chemistry Department at N.Y.U. (for profit) but a story beyond acceptance and just as true at non-profits (love this joke of a joke.) A Chem. Director submitted 13,000 liquor store “business” vouchers over a 5 year period for totaling in excess of $450,000 (give or take) and it took a student—a student to catch this. I would seriously consider firing all those high priced auditors, and accountants that approved the vouchers, and as in all cases—there has to be people in the Chemistry Department that knew, and due to fear turned the other cheek. What is worse?—falsifying numbers to fake accomplishment for the sake of bilking the taxpayer—how is the quickly hushed "Jobs Created/Jobs Saved" reporting organizations doing—think they have more to fudge? For no-show work and effort—go ask the ones that said NO to the scam. CityTime-big time spending, but that is another story, regarded as a dismal failure but big time in expense and payroll that the taxpayer continues to empty his/her pockets for—go ask our controller investigating this now, when it should have been done years ago, or the deemed corrupt Economic Development Centers in Albany-your words Gov. not mine.
And the relationship between academia/government and politics in Albany is just part of my pending case. “In partnership and sponsorship” funded by The City and State University and The Government (S.B.A.), administered by RFCUNY-a private non-profit—but the S.B.A.’s revised, continually changing disclaimer says it all in their relationship with The S.B.D.C. And here is David going up against Goliath when reporting documented theft of time, of services, of spending and of work-ethic no-show allowed fudged fraud...and nary a word yet to be denied. We need to understand this academia/government "relative" relationship on every CUNY/SUNY campus and the cost to the taxpayer regarding the “tuition reform,” and who will benefit—my bet is the Corporation--Chancellor's past and present might give us an insight.
700 teachers and administrators in rubber rooms, that is an awful lot of money for sitting around doing nothing, and we need the reason why this was allowed for years—dontcha think? We won’t even discuss the continuing no-show, fudged number positions still available on campus as political favors, investigators do nothing about, or official explanations such as “perhaps he didn’t mean it,” or “fraud is not in our jurisdiction” as the answers. Must be a closed-door Rensselaer joke, right Gov?
How whistle blowing, and technically I have never met or thought of myself as a whistle blower—being all this starts out as employee office discussions that investigators do nothing about and escalated to threats with witnesses, the administration laughs about. A look at how previous employees were crucified by the administration is well documented-so reread the N.Y. Times quotes and realize this is all costing the taxpayer big time. We have had enough (as a country) of the high polished political look and verbal rhetoric that produces the same old same lies—time for the truth.
On 12/23/05 a whistle blowers hotline was established at RFCUNY-R.I.O’s were hired, 5 heads at C.S.I. stepped down, and a Director resigned only to unresign, and a crew decided to say NO to the “numbers” that did not include actual accomplishment, don’t ask me, ask those that left. Theft of time, of services, of work ethics, of spending, (although minor, but with no show salaries and limited accomplishment quite large) and the threats and prodding all approved by the administration. Anonymous means fear-reread the N.Y. Times article and quotes above Gov. This schmuck refused to go along with the deceit.
I viewed the film “Border Town,” and figured why the fear and why the reports of retaliation do not get media attention. Corporate Politics in the media and on campus is in need of a continued stream of money and has killed the stories and the whistle blowers. In the film it cost people their lives as the paper said no to the story—retaliation allows the politics of Corporate Campus to continue the needed lies and the fraud, while passing along the yearly costs the taxpayer. Until retaliation gets the proper attention what’s the choice Gov.—stay quiet and go away or make people aware? Go down the hall and ask our Chancellor, but…You already know the answer to the question Gov., and it ain’t “without merit.”