Hi Rob at OPEDNEWS
Every nook and cranny in the country--50 States times at least 20 in every State, and a dozen more in each community doing the same = bigger than just my insignificant case, while other organizations do similar yeoman work for FREE.................bigger than health and our backbone is at stake, with the funding of all this quite large. And many of these government funded on campus "in partnership and sponsorship" organizations are being deemed corrupt and dismantled as we "speak." Go in the strrets and look at all the businesses closing, and then look at actual statistics.
This is about our freedom and the protection of speech. It ain't about money, it is about lies necessary to con the public and the community. My entire crew decided to say NO to the con and scam of numbers, and what you will hear in court from others that left before and after me, will make a difference in regards to retaliation laws that are not enforced. Hell, if I was my new Director, I might have done the same to a big mouth like me when I refused to go along with the no-show work accomplishments, but the story is the others before and after me that left, and the government agency who requested my assistance to speak with our new Director. His initial resigantion and the departure of several "officials" are the story as to why, along with their documents to and from Albany, not my little pisach of a case.
Get all the sides together, and allow the public an open door to our closed door discussions, will be sending you e-mails as to how previous employees were handled on hollowed grounds when reporting fraud or returning unused taxpayer funds.
I don't blame Obama, or Bush or the system we call government and non profit--it is the people entrusted with our hard earned money that do harm. A polygraph would scare the shit out of all of them.
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” –nnnnot anymore
A primer on retaliation
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.?
“An official who manipulated statistics and is currently under investigation has been quietly transferred to another position.” – Recent article as of July 2, 2010—the Daily News. Gov. have you reviewed the supposed “funding statistics of the too many government funded taxpayer organizations” where the numbers do not reflect actual accomplishment. Some of these organizations do yeoman work, but they do not have the ties to Albany to receive proper funding, and with many that have available FREE similar services, and far too many similar funded organizations within one community—dontcha think we need the truth as to what actually benefits the community as opposed to the pocket the taxpayers funding strategic plan politics y’all play?
“DOJ Attorney turns whistle-blower,”—in a non-related case, but you better believe the tie in is no different than what I have heard and lived at the DOI—who “assign” cases. And Al, please don’t Gore me with the story—oops, I strayed from the subject of whistle-blowing and retaliation—sorry.
Getting back to the Chemistry Department at N.Y.U. (for-profit) but a story beyond acceptance and just as true at non-profits; a Chem. Director submitted 13,000 liquor store “business” vouchers over a 5 year period for totaling in excess of $409,000 (give or take) and it took a student—a student to catch this (I love this story.) I would seriously consider firing all those high priced auditors, and accountants that approved these 13,000 vouchers over a five year span, 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 (gosh bless) investigating this now, when this investigation should have been done years ago, maybe Kevin can give you the answers, or our Mayor.
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. So we have 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 Corporate Campus.
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, abused terms of entitlement positions still available on campus as political favors, investigators do nothing about, or offer 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? and those fudged accomplishments—go in the street and ask.
Whistle blowing never start out that way, and technically, I have never thought of myself as a whistle blower—being in all cases this always starts out as employee office discussions and escalates to threats with witnesses, especially when ego is involved and given power, but then again, the initial response to the lies was the announced resignation of our Director that investigators did nothing about as the administration approved and allowed the con to continue (sounds familiar? The M.O. is always the same.) 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- old lies…time for the truth. Thank you Mr. Controller, for checkbooknyc where RFCUNY, and as told by my former director you are my boss, and you came in at number 5 on the expense list. And y’all know and allow retaliation—estimated yearly taxpayer cost…. $$$$$$$.
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 team decided to say NO to the “numbers” that did not include actual accomplishment--don’t believe me, ask those that left. Theft of time, of services, of work ethics, of spending, (although minor as to spending, but with no show salaries and limited accomplishment quite large) and the threats and prodding all approved by the administration.
You again changed the disclaimer n the bottom of all SBDC advertising. Before you listed the “in partnership and sponsorship” with the S.B.A. and City/State Universities—administered by RFCUNY and advising us you didn’t go along with the “authors’ opinions (SBDC) and now it is again rewritten stating “such funding does not constitute and expressed or implied endorsement of the co-sponsors’ or participants’ opinions, products, or services.” What happened? Has CUNY/SUNY suddenly removed itself from the disclaimer to cover their ass, and remember Frank and the S.B.A—you were bitching to John and I about the required work and asking us to right a wrong and speak to our director about actually doing required taxpayer funded work.
That is the story Gov. Anonymous means fear-reread the N.Y. Times article and quotes above Gov. Voices must be heard, and this will get to court where awareness is needed as to the millions it cost the taxpayer when silencing our freedom of speech through “planned retaliation.”
Let’s get all sides to this story…where judge and jury should be the taxpayer.
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 OUR choice Gov?—stay quiet and totally professional hoping I will go away, or make people aware? Being decent, accountable with superior work ethics, and a consummate team player doesn’t work. Go down the hall and ask our Chancellor as to closed door allowed retaliation…but, you already know the answer to the question and regarding my case Gov. and it ain’t “without merit.” Here is what I realized—when nary a word or document denied “perhaps he didn’t mean it,” and “fraud is not in our jurisdiction,” should not be the answers of the administration (reread the quotes above—Gov.) and we all knew being the threats had witnesses just when I and others would be eliminated by the needed lies.
Making people personally and financially responsible for retaliation when proven guilty is long overdue, but instead we reward them with other no-show positions within the system, allow their pensions and benefits to kick in and the taxpayer pays for this...forever.