Posts Tagged ‘DGS’

Audited School Modernization Program “Rigged Against Accountability”

Councilmembers fume at mayors past and present

D.C. Set to Sue Construction Firms Over Alleged Fraud

City sources tell LL that District Attorney General Irv Nathan's office is set to file a lawsuit soon—possibly Wednesday—against two construction firms that teamed up to manage construction of Anacostia High School.
The lawsuit will allege that Rockville, Md.-based Forrester Construction and nominally D.C.-based EEC of D.C. conspired to defraud the District government through a phony [...]

Procurement Boss Pleads Guilty to DUI

J.W. Lanum, who is in charge of procurement for one of the city's biggest agencies, pleaded guilty last month to a DUI charge. Lanum was sentenced to 30 days' suspended sentence and six months of probation, according to an online docket report.
Emails and calls to Lanum and his boss at the Department of General Services, [...]

Senior DGS Official Charged With DUI

J.W. Lanum, who oversees contracting and procurement for the multi-billion dollar D.C. Department of General Services, is due in court tomorrow to face a charge of drinking while driving, court records show.
According to police records, a Department of Public Works traffic enforcement official found Lanum asleep at the wheel of an illegally parked car with [...]

Full Time Pay Without Full Attention

The Department of General Services pays the equivalent of $86,000 a year for someone to do data entry. The rate of pay for "Document Control Technician" comes out to $115,000 a year. And the services of one administrative assistant costs DGS $191,000 a year.
Created in 2011 to manage much of the District's public construction projects, [...]

How Many Managers Are Needed to Install Bathroom Stalls?

How many managers did D.C. need in order to buy and install bathroom stalls for the newly renovated Anacostia High School? Let's count:
We begin with the city, which has placed responsibility with $3.5 billion in school construction with the Office of Public Education Facilities Modernization, which was then headed by City Administrator [...]

Not Our Problem

When confronted with evidence of what one city contracting official later described as “admittedly fraudulent” behavior between two private construction companies, the District government and private employees working on its behalf ignored the problem, then eventually quietly offered to broker a settlement between the feuding companies that would have cost taxpayers $250,000.
That’s what more than [...]