Monday, July 10, 2017
TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! MASSIVE ETHICS COMPLIANT AGAINST KCATA LEADERSHIP LAUNCHED!!!
First word right now on more trouble for local transit leadership as an EPIC ETHICS COMPLAINT AGAINST THE KCATA MOVES FORWARD.
Here's the documentation . . .
What's the deal???
Hiring practices and Board leadership seem to be at the heart of the matter.
Here's just a snippet of the community outrage with some identifying info we've replaced . . .
"Note that the KCATA HONCHO job pays well over $200,000 per year in salary plus another $50,000 + in benefits and perks. It is quite unusual that no search would be conducted to fill a position of this importance in the public sector. It is also our understanding that the HR rules for the KCATA would preclude this type of “loose” hiring process for even the most menial of jobs at the KCATA. Also of note, the current honcho was given the exact same salary as his former colleague Joe Reardon, an individual possessing a juris doctorate and other advanced degrees and who’d previously managed Wyandotte County Unified Government with great success. At the time of his hiring, the KCATA HONCHO was earning only around $70-75,000 per year, yet the Board somehow found it reasonable to give him a roughly 300% pay increase and thus pay him the same as they paid a man possessing clearly superior qualifications . . ."
Actually, the story doesn't stop here as the KCATA has been complicit in promoting a great deal of cash to other curious transit projects including toy train expansion and the expense of urban core and suburban routes and service.
Developing . . .