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Fri May 24, 2019, 08:40 AM

Kansas agency laid off dozens of employees last year. Now it wants them back

TOPEKA -- The Kansas Department of Revenue began laying off dozens of employees in 2018 under a $53 million no-bid contract to outsource information technology work.

Now it wants them back.

The department responsible for collecting taxes in Kansas must rebuild its ranks after Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s administration canceled two contracts between the department and Canada-based CGI Technologies collectively worth more than $110 million.

The agency is looking to fill about 56 jobs that were eliminated when the agency offloaded its technology work onto CGI, Revenue Secretary Mark Burghart said in an interview.

“A number of them want to return, which we would encourage because they are experienced professionals and they know the system,” Burghart said. “It would be very beneficial to the state to have them back.”

Read more: https://www-1.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article230757674.html

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 08:48 AM

1. it is about time for the tide of privatization to turn

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Fri May 24, 2019, 10:03 AM

2. +1

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