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Critics want self-supporting Audubon Nature Institute

Apr 14, 2014

Mounting criticism culminated in a 1971 report from the Bureau of Governmental Research, which cited unlocked animal cages, “wire, nails and pieces of metal” found lying in animal enclosures and a generally “laissez faire” attitude toward protecting the animals from human guests. “The seals are constantly exposed to a rain of foreign objects,” the report noted.

Source: The Advocate

Filed under: Orleans Parish

Jefferson Parish IG concerned lack of direction compromises hospital lease negotiation

Apr 9, 2014

Last year, McClintock joined the Bureau of Governmental Research and others in criticizing the Parish Council for failing to establish objective scoring criteria for selecting a lessee for the hospitals.

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Filed under: Contracting, Hospitals, Inspector General, Jefferson Parish

Jefferson Parish hospitals forging ahead on different tracks as inspector general voices concern

Apr 9, 2014

In some respects, his memo echoes concerns he expressed in December. And it aligns with a report from the Bureau of Governmental Reseach, which in November blasted the Parish Council for a process that was in “total disarray,” lacking objective criteria and “shrouded in secrecy.”

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Filed under: Contracting, Hospitals, Inspector General, Jefferson Parish

Landrieu team takes 2nd stab at civil service reform

Apr 6, 2014

The proposed revisions are in sync with the types of changes the Bureau of Governmental Research has advocated for more than a decade. Janet Howard, president and CEO of the watchdog group, said that while BGR has not done a full analysis of the mayor’s proposal, it includes many of her group’s recommendations, including giving more flexibility in hiring and management to individual city departments.

Source: The Advocate

Filed under: City Government, Civil Service, Orleans Parish

Mayor Landrieu’s civil service rule changes track BGR’s from a decade earlier

Apr 3, 2014

BGR first waded into the debate in 2004. In a published report, the group found that the civil service system had merits as an independent protection from political influence, but that it had grown “anemic.” Howard said BGR’s stance has not changed much with the passage of time.

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Filed under: City Government, Civil Service, Orleans Parish

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