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By: Diane Benjamin
I used to have to examine all the free lunches on PCards, those day are mostly over since Renner’s PCard got pulled. I’ve noticed communications spending for quite a while, I just never had time to look at the totals. Today is the day.
These charges were paid by check:
All of these charges were paid by PCard:
Checks total: $6,843.36
PCard total: $209,026.79
Why is AQUATICS charged $6,059.76 when the pools aren’t open?
I wish Bloomington had an Inspector General so an independent person could examine who has cell phones, who needs cell phones, and why departments sitting at desk all day have cell phones.
Need budget cuts – look here. Let’s pretend Bloomington has 650 employees. At $209,027 a month for wireless, that is $322 per employee. I doubt every employee has a cell phone, so why are you forced to pay this much?