All Posts Tagged With: "transparency"
The first thing the universe presented me with last week was a call from a state senator’s aide, looking for input on how to effect external oversight for CPS. My response, of course, is to create a State Ombudsman office. With a little reminding, the senator remembered that our paths had crossed before, when I testified before the Senate Government Operations Committee against removing a level of appeal in the Office of Professional Regulation (OPR).13Jul2009 | Deborah Alicen | 0 comments | Continued
By J.T. “Jerry” Miller
Former Commissioner of Kentucky’s Department of Parks
You are a huge basketball fan. Your team is playing in the tournament finals. You’ve used your hard earned money to buy tickets for your family, not to mention the expensive drinks, popcorn and hot dogs. Now imagine that you and the other fans in the stands have to watch the game through a foggy window. You can’t really see the action, so you have to rely on the P.A. announcer who will give you updates on what’s going on – as he sees it.23Jun2008 | Jerry | 2 comments | Continued
The Human Services and Judiciary Committees each developed bills that shifts the mode of operation more toward providing service to children and families in trouble, and away from the more corrections-oriented approach that has prevailed under the old laws.31Mar2008 | Deborah Alicen | 0 comments | Continued
STLtoday – Blunt turns over 3,000 pages of records ASSOCIATED PRESSJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Matt Blunt’s office has provided attorney general’s investigators with almost 3,000 pages of documents detailing open-records requests made by the media, his political opponents and citizens. But that information covers only a small part of what investigators appointed by Attorney [...]25Mar2008 | Deborah Alicen | 0 comments | Continued
There’s a very thoughtful editorial today on The Rising Nepal, Promoting Ethics in Civil Service. It’s far more than just a cheer leading piece for ethics. It presents an analysis that has both depth and breadth in its considerations of the issues in different types of organizations—ranging from social and academic associations to professional bureaucracy—and [...]15Mar2008 | Deborah Alicen | 0 comments | Continued