Illinois Department of Central Management Services http://wuis.org en Audit Slams CMS Property Control http://wuis.org/post/audit-slams-cms-property-control <p>An audit finds the agency that keeps track of all of Illinois state property does a poor job. &nbsp;<br />Auditor General William Holland's review Thursday shows the Department of Central Management Services' inventory includes only a fraction of what the state controls. The review says the department has made little progress in developing a computerized list.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 20:41:51 +0000 Associated Press 12101 at http://wuis.org Audit Slams CMS Property Control State Defends Hiring After Madigan Referral http://wuis.org/post/state-defends-hiring-after-madigan-referral <p>Gov. Pat Quinn&#39;s administration says there should be no doubt about the qualifications of a former Metra transit employee hired by the state after a referral by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan. &nbsp;<br />Central Management Services spokesman Mike Claffey&nbsp; says Patrick Ward worked for 25 years in Chicago&#39;s personnel department and has a master&#39;s degree with an emphasis in labor relations. &nbsp; Wed, 16 Oct 2013 20:48:20 +0000 Associated Press 11065 at http://wuis.org State Defends Hiring After Madigan Referral Shutdown Worries State Workers, Retirees http://wuis.org/post/shutdown-worries-state-workers-retirees <p>The federal government&#39;s partial shutdown is worrying some Illinois state workers and retirees. &nbsp;<br />That&#39;s because recipients of various state health insurance programs need to get documents from the IRS by a late October deadline in order to prove that their dependents should still be eligible to receive coverage. &nbsp;<br />The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises Newspapers reports (http://bit.ly/1btoZUS ) the ongoing government shutdown means that the IRS isn&#39;t providing the federal transcripts. &nbsp; Thu, 03 Oct 2013 22:20:45 +0000 Associated Press 10241 at http://wuis.org Shutdown Worries State Workers, Retirees Federal Shutdown Leads To Worries In Illinois http://wuis.org/post/federal-shutdown-leads-worries-illinois <p>The federal government&#39;s partial shutdown is worrying some Illinois state workers and retirees.<br />&nbsp;<br />That&#39;s because recipients of various state health insurance programs need to<br />get documents from the IRS by a late October deadline in order to prove that<br />their dependents should still be eligible to receive coverage.<br />The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises Newspapers reports<br />(http://bit.ly/1btoZUS ) the ongoing government shutdown means that the IRS<br />isn&#39;t providing the federal transcripts.<br />&nbsp; Thu, 03 Oct 2013 13:37:21 +0000 Associated Press 10181 at http://wuis.org Federal Shutdown Leads To Worries In Illinois