“It enhances protections for whisteblowers by strengthening confidentiality provisions, to prevent retaliation, and to ensure that employees feel comfortable reporting misconduct,” Nutter said.
The workers’ attorney says the Recreation Department had hired them with full knowledge of those jobs, and in fact because of their experience — mostly with the school district.
Philadelphia inspector-general Amy Kurland says an investigation found that Danella Construction Co. overbilled the city and PGW for materials.
Philadelphia inspector general Amy Kurland says one contractor, John Hart of Hart Enterprises, misrepresented himself on a bid for restroom renovation work at the airport between 2011 and 2012.
A report has been issued on what’s thought to be a growing problem related to tax deadbeats: people who do pay their taxes, but the checks bounce.
Philadelphia City Council members are up in arms over the mayor’s decision to renew a huge contract for prison health care to a company that was recently forced to pay nearly $2 million to settle the city’s fraud claim.
Philadelphia voters could decide whether the watchdog office that ferrets out wrongdoing by city workers should become permanent in May.
Amy Kurland, Philadelphia’s inspector general, says the company formerly known as Prison Health Services (now called Corizon Health Inc.) had certified to the city that it used a women-owned business as a subcontractor.
Mayor Michael Nutter has honored 35 city employees who volunteer to help catch other city employees who may be involved in unethical practices.
City inspector general Amy Kurland says William Betz Jr. Inc. and UGI HVAC Inc. falsified documents to make it appear that another company, JHS, was a minority-owned firm.
The former chief cashier in the city’s Records Department was among four people slapped with federal indictments on Thursday. Officials say she sold city records at a discount then kept the cash.