Posts Tagged ‘department of employment services’

D.C. Will Require All Judges and Lawyers to Certify Their Good Standing Annually

The D.C. Council approved legislation Tuesday in response to City Paper reporting on a disbarred judge.

Vincent Orange Calls Hearing on Workers’ Compensation Problems

The D.C. Council is calling officials from the city's Department of Employment Services to testify at a hearing on problems with the District's workers' compensation program next month.
The Sept. 26 hearing in the Committee on Business, Consumer, and Regulatory Affairs, called by At-Large Councilmember Vincent Orange, arises from Washington City Paper reports on an administrative [...]

Inspector General Investigating On-the-Job Training Program

The District's On-the-Job Training program, intended to give unemployed Washingtonians new skills, might be in for some retooling of its own. The initiative, previously known for tasking the District's unemployed with writing reports about museum exhibits and handing out light bulbs, is being investigated by the District's inspector general, according to the Department of Employment Services and two former [...]

DOES Deputy Director Allegedly Funneled Grants to Her Old Company

Paulette Francois, the District's deputy director for workforce development, was fired from her last job for allegedly sending grant funds to a company she used to work for, according to court records.
Francois worked for Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation for five years before July 13, 2012, when department secretary Scott Jensen told her [...]

Rochelle, Rochelle

A little more than a 100 days ago, then-not-quite-yet-Mayor Vince Gray introduced the District to Rochelle Webb, his pick to lead the troubled Department of Employment Services. Last Friday, Gray had her unceremoniously shitcanned without a peep as to why.
It was a sharp and unexplained about-face for a pick that’s important to the mayor. When [...]