Civil Service Audit report finally released

The State Universities Civil Service System (SUCCS) has finally released its 2011 audit report for UIUC. The audit recommends that 61% of the approximately 200 positions reviewed by reclassified to civil service. More details are on the CAP news blog, but we encourage you to see the audit report for yourself.

Bear in mind the disturbingly long time for the release of this report. No satisfactory explanation has been forthcoming from SUCCS for the disconnect between their original post-audit statements to University personnel, in which they made representations that the audit would be positive, to the strongly negative results in the final report. It conveniently gives SUCCS personnel the ability to claim an increasing pattern of violations, when in fact the data and common sense show that the opposite has occurred: SUCCS continues to move the goalposts during the game, and like the replacement NFL refs, they’re callin’ them like they see them.

The big question is, will the SUCCS Merit Board check the instant replay and see for themselves what’s happening here?