Cindy Archer given high paying job

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Cindy Archer given high paying job

Postby Beaver » Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:54 pm

Now she can run a secret network for Walker at the State Public Defender's office.

State Public Defender bypassed selection panel to hire Cindy Archer
http://m.host.madison.com/wsj/news/loca ... touch=true

"The chairman of the State Public Defender Board on Thursday defended the hiring of a longtime aide to Gov. Scott Walker for the public defender office’s top IT position — even though she didn’t interview for the job and wasn’t a finalist...

Archer was hired as chief information officer for the office at a salary 31 percent higher than her predecessor. Archer also received an 11.7 percent pay raise, to $113,459 annually. Archer was not one of seven candidates who interviewed for the job, nor one of two finalists...

Archer was Walker’s administrative services director in Milwaukee County and initially was deputy administration secretary when Walker became governor. In 2011 police raided her Madison home in the John Doe investigation that led to convictions of six former Walker aides and associates. Emails from that investigation showed Archer was among Walker’s campaign and county staff who used private emails and a secret Internet router to hide campaign-related communications from public disclosure. Archer and Walker were never charged with any wrongdoing."
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Re: Cnidy Archer given high paying job

Postby uwstudent » Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:14 pm

What a bunch of crooks.

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Re: Cnidy Archer given high paying job

Postby Mad Howler » Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:57 pm

Hey, this cronyism cannot be.
Say it ain't so!
This narrative seems too corporate.
These fools do not want to see their entanglement,
But they - as many - are.
'Tis getting more & more irritating to witness fools do wrong in favor of a few.
Human 'nature' I suppose,
This doen't make this behavior admirable.
The act of working hard and trending toward goodness,
Should be the first admirable objective.
Is this asking too much?
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Re: Cnidy Archer given high paying job

Postby fisticuffs » Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:06 pm

Well her main qualification, "keep your mouth shut", is worth at least a 40% pay increase. Scotty just saved us 9%!

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Re: Cnidy Archer given high paying job

Postby Gentle Man » Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:44 pm

Oh sure.... he doesn't create enough jobs and you complain. He creates a job and still you complain! :wink:

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Re: Cnidy Archer given high paying job

Postby fisticuffs » Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:47 pm

Gentle Man wrote:Oh sure.... he doesn't create enough jobs and you complain. He creates a job and still you complain! :wink:


I know I know. This job did exist however before being filled. Net jobs created: 0. Besides gubmint jobs don't count. Everybody knows that.

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Re: Cnidy Archer given high paying job

Postby Gentle Man » Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:52 pm

You know who heads up the Public Defender office, right? Tommy Thompson's kid!

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Re: Cnidy Archer given high paying job

Postby Beaver » Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:02 pm

You are right, Kelli Thompson is the head of SPD. Cronyism must run rampant there.

http://wispd.org/index.php/about-the-sp ... rship-team

Thompson named state’s public defender
http://wislawjournal.com/2011/04/01/tho ... -defender/

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Re: Cindy Archer given high paying job

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Re: Cindy Archer given high paying job

Postby HotPepper » Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:13 pm

So Cynthia Archer was actually involved in interviewing for the new IT leadership position for Wisconsin State Public Defender and ended up getting the job herself. She was not one of the original applicants. When hired she was granted a salary 31% above what the previous person earned. Archer's resume showed she had no prior direct IT management experience. Nice work if you can get it.
This is what the interview looked like:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od4U8Lj2Xuw


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