Beshear asks for review of workforce development money

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Steve Beshear has asked for an investigation into allegations of mismanagement of federal money by the state Cabinet for Education and Workforce Development.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports (http://bit.ly/1CvQjKk ) Beshear asked the Finance and Administration Cabinet Office of Policy and Audit to look into allegations that the Cabinet for Education and Workforce Development mismanaged federal workforce investment dollars that are used to help people find work.

The allegations surfaced in Auditor Sam Edelen’s statewide audit in January. The audit questioned if the cabinet was incorrectly charging staff time to the wrong federal workforce grants.

The investigation comes as the state debates how to redraw workforce investment area districts.

Kerri Richardson, a spokeswoman for Beshear, said he thought it was best to ask a separate agency to review the program.

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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com

 

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