Personnel Board Takes Up Ky Agriculture Dept Audit

May 14, 2012

The Kentucky personnel board is expected to consider that scathing audit of the agriculture department under former commissioner Richie Farmer. Monday the panel will take its first action on the audit which found evidence that candidates for merit positions were pre-selected, that monetary awards were issued without input from supervisors and that a merit employee's responsibilities were removed without documenting the action in a personnel file.

The results of state auditor Adam Edelen's report have also been referred to the IRS, attorney general Jack Conway and the executive branch ethics commission.