Category Archives: Gov’t Waste

Newly hired St. Mary’s Deputy Director of EMS Stephen Walker lacks any experience in EMS management or services.

LEONARDTOWN, MD. — The Board of St. Mary’s County Commissioners, hired a controversial police chief from a Prince George’s County town to be the deputy director of EMS at an annual salary of  $81,806.40 on July 17, 2017, in spite of a lack of any experience in operating an emergency management system or experience in fire and rescue functions in his prior jobs.

AUDIT SHOWS FINANCIAL TRICKERY, DUCKING OF HIRING PROCESSES AND FAILURE TO KEEP CRIMINALS OUT OF CHILD CARE FACILITIES DURING O’MALLEY’S TENURE

MSDE did not always allow the minimum 20-day bid solicitation time (the period between the date of publication of the invitation for bid and the due date for the related bids), as required by State regulations. Our tests disclosed four contracts, totaling approximately $1.1 million, for which the bid solicitation time ranged from 5 to 9 days. A shortened solicitation time may result in a reduced number of bids being received.