In a recent ruling the state Office of Open records, a local tax agency agency was required to turn over job applications and resumes of its workers.
The back story on this is interesting. The Scranton Single Tax Office “lost” $2 million. An audit also found that the agency — which exists solely to distribute taxes to local agencies — had “accumulated” another $12 million. The office is being investigated.
As you can imagine, there’s been some questions about the people running the show there. (I know, the video is a couple years old, but it is a real hoot.)
It’s important for the community to look at those job applications and resumes to watchdog the employees — especially in a place like Scranton and nearby Wilkes-Barre, where nepotism is almost a way of life.
(Interesting local side note: The reporter who filed this Right-to-Know appeal is Charles Schillinger, a former York Dispatch reporter. He now works for the Scranton Times-Tribune.)