Mayor Kenney Signs Whistleblower Protection For Philadelphia City WorkersInspector General Amy Kurland estimates her office saved the city $9 million, last year, rooting out waste, fraud and abuse, and she couldn't have done it without "whistleblowers."
Kenney, Anticipating Likely November Victory, Begins Work on HiringKenney says he's not taking a victory in the mayoral race for granted, but he does plan to meet with Mayor Nutter shortly about personnel.
Nutter's Executive Order Bolsters City's Anti-Corruption Office"It enhances protections for whisteblowers by strengthening confidentiality provisions, to prevent retaliation, and to ensure that employees feel comfortable reporting misconduct," Nutter said.
Arbitrator Reinstates Workers Who Took 2nd Job With Phila. Rec DepartmentThe 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.
Company That Repairs Philadelphia Streets Agrees To Repay $2.25MPhiladelphia inspector-general Amy Kurland says an investigation found that Danella Construction Co. overbilled the city and PGW for materials.
Nutter Administration Tightening Checks on City Construction BiddersPhiladelphia 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.
City Departments Doing Little About Bad Checks Written To PhiladelphiaA 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.
Phila. Lawmakers Say Prison Health Care Contractor Needs More ScrutinyPhiladelphia 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.
Watchdog Office Hoping To Become Permanent In Philadelphia Philadelphia voters could decide whether the watchdog office that ferrets out wrongdoing by city workers should become permanent in May.
Company Will Pay Philadelphia $1.85M For Finagling 'Women-Owned' MandateAmy 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.
Within Philadelphia's City Government, Integrity Officers Continue The Hunt For CorruptionMayor Michael Nutter has honored 35 city employees who volunteer to help catch other city employees who may be involved in unethical practices.
Philadelphia Takes Action After Probe Into 'Minority-Owned' ContractorCity 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.