Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Ind. Gov't. - "INDOT officials seek new jobs with state contractors"
Ryan Sabalow and Tony Cook of the Indianapolis Star report this afternoon in a story that begins:
Two top Indiana transportation officials — one of them at the center of an ethics probe over his family’s land deals on the I-69 project — are seeking jobs with contractors that do business with the state.Of related interest are two ILB post from 2013:
And at least one of those officials — Indiana Department of Transportation Chief of Staff Troy Woodruff — played a key role in awarding contracts worth more than half a million dollars to the engineering firm for which he now wants to work.
Woodruff and Sam Sarvis, a deputy commissioner at INDOT, are seeking permission from the State Ethics Commission to work for companies that regularly bid on state highway work.
Woodruff is seeking a job as vice president of transportation for engineering firm RQAW, according to his ethics opinion request.
Since 2013, Woodruff has personally signed three contracts with RQAW worth up to $562,000, a Star review of state contracts found. In each of those cases, Woodruff also sat on the five-person Selection Review Committee that ranked the company’s proposal.
And in one of those cases — a $294,000 contract for roadwork on State Route 14 in the town of Parr — the selection committee awarded the job to RQAW even though the company’s bid did not receive the highest score from department staff.
- ""Ethics Rules are as Good as their Enforcement," from June 17, 2013, quoting a number of reports.
- "State agencies responses slow to IndyStar public records requests," from April 21, 2013.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 8, 2014 03:58 PM
Posted to Indiana Government