Since it’s OPM, state officials are reluctant to rock the boat. Or, alternatively, they are deliberately giving their buddies great deals courtesy of the taxpayers.
An audit concludes some people who live in homes owned by the state of Wisconsin got a break on their rent.
The report from the Legislative Audit Bureau looked at 146 properties managed either by the University of Wisconsin System or by the state’s Department of Natural Resources.
The audit found that in many cases, rents haven’t been raised in years, and some employees didn’t pay rent at all in some months.
“We will definitely be working with these state agencies to bring these properties and their policies back into statutory compliance,” Sen. Senator Robert Cowles, R-Green Bay, said. “The fact that this audit is the result from a tip made to the Waste, Fraud, and Mismanagement Hotline proves we need to continue to look at all aspects of state government to maintain accountability, but that sometimes we need others to report the government waste and abuse that they see.”