Barney Fife strikes again
Thursday, Aug 31, 2006
This is one of the worst cases of bureaucratic foolishness that I’ve seen in a very long while.
The governor’s inspector general flunked thousands of state employees on an annual ethics exam because they rushed.
The governor’s inspector general’s office established a minimum time for taking the exam, but they won’t say what those minimums are and didn’t bother to tell the test-takers that they’d better study long and hard before they took the goofy little exam at the end of the packet. Now, thousands of state workers face disciplinary action for pretty much no reason whatsoever.
The IG’s office ought to be ashamed of itself for being such a bunch of cruel nitwits. Unfortunately, like any bureaucrat without a clue of how to accomplish their mandates, and flush with their own authority (and eager, like Barney, to finally take that bullet out of their shirt pocket), they are probably patting themselves on the back right now.