Saturday, July 21, 2012
California State Parks Director Resigns Amid Scandal
The Sacramento Bee reports that the moves come in the wake of a scandal, revealed by The Sacramento Bee on Sunday, in which a deputy director at State Parks carried out a secret vacation buyout program for employees at department headquarters last year. That buyout cost the state more than $271,000. The Bee began inquiring about rumors of a surplus when it learned about the buyout, and submitted a Public Records Act request for the fund data on Wednesday. The secret $54 million was not reported to the State Finance Departmentas required."