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WCTV reports on employee turmoil at Division of Blind Services



Among the hundreds of pages in documents reviewed by the Times/Herald investigation into Division of Blind Services was an internal investigation that upturned signs of severe employee unrest.

Here are some of the details, reported by WCTV. Among other problems, an inspector general report found high employee turnover (62 people voluntarily left in 2011) and a work environment that is "hostile" and "unfair."

The Herald/Times in November reported that many employees had tried to blow the whistle on lax oversight of no-bid state contracts, but were silenced by fear of division director Joyce Hildreth, a former leader in the industry she's now charged with overseeing.   

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[Last modified: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 4:50pm]


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