Personnel Issues Category Archive


  • Scott Walker’s Record on Mismanagement

    While Gov. Scott Walker is an expert at campaigning, his time in office shows that he is not an expert at governing

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/09/2015
  • Walker’s Campaign and County Aides Coordinated Response to Outrageous Remarks of His Appointed Administrator of County Behavioral Health Division

    John Chianelli, then administrator of the county’s Behavioral Health Division, was quoted telling county supervisors that sexual assaults in mixed-gender wards were a trade-off for more violent assaults that would happen in...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/26/2014
  • Walker Campaign Manager Directs Firing of County Aide to Take the Fall for Mismanagement of Mental Health Services Under Walker

    After Chianelli was demoted for his handling of sexual assaults at the complex, Gilkes wrote to Walker’s staff about the need to fire him: “I think we throw John under the bus...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/20/2014
  • What Did Walker Aides Think Was Funny? Racism, Apparently.

    In April 2010, Walker’s former deputy chief of staff Kelly Rindfleisch received an emailed joke from a friend about someone whose dogs supposedly qualified for welfare because they are “mixed in color,...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/20/2014
  • Walker Campaign Aide’s Racist tweets Revealed

    In December, Walker fired Taylor Palmisano as his campaign’s deputy finance director after Journal Sentinel columnist Daniel Bice contacted the campaign about tweets made by Palmisano. In one, Palmisano, 23, complained about...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/20/2014
  • Walker Transportation Department Assistant Deputy Secretary’s Racist Facebook Rant

    In August, Walker fired Steven Krieser, assistant deputy secretary at the state Department of Transportation, after he likened illegal immigrants to Satan during a Facebook debate over a bumper sticker declaring open...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/20/2014
  • Walker Aide Fired After Tweets Demeaning Hispanics

    For the second time in less than four months, Gov. Scott Walker has fired an aide for making demeaning comments about Hispanics on social media. Walker — who has been calling on...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12/03/2013
  • Scott Suder Steps Away From Job in Scott Walker’s Administration

    Just days before receiving the grant, the lobbyist for United Sportsmen offered free fishing excursions to Suder, the Journal Sentinel reported Monday. The day the trip began, Suder joined 17 other Republicans...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/03/2013
  • Suder Shuffles Off the State and On To Special Interests’ Payroll

    Mere days before he was slated to start a $94,000 a year job in the Walker administration, it was announced today that former Assembly Majority Leader Scott Suder has taken a different job as a special interest lobbyist.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/03/2013
  • United Sportsmen Official Offered Free Two-Day Fishing Excursion to Author of Sweetheart Deal

    MADISON, Wis. — The author of a sweetheart deal worth potentially millions of dollars for a politically-connected organization was offered a free, two-day Lake Michigan fishing excursion by the lobbyist and Executive...

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/29/2013
  • #WalkerAt20: Friends’ Felonious Failures

    MADISON, Wis. — In his twenty years in office, Scott Walker has amassed a truly astounding record of failure. To commemorate the looming anniversary of his first election to office, One Wisconsin...

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/26/2013
  • Sexual Harassment Allegation Against Perez Surfaces From Woman Who Was Fired

    A woman who claimed she filed a harassment complaint with the state Department of Administration against former Workforce Development Secretary Manny Perez in fact never did so, records show. Allison Rozek, until...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11/30/2011
  • Walker’s Second DWD Secretary Abruptly Resigns

    A second person has resigned as secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development in Gov. Scott Walker’s first year in office. Walker announced Monday that Secretary Scott Baumbach had resigned after...

    Associated Press, 10/24/2011
  • Walker’s #2 at DOA Abruptly Takes Leave of Absence; Is Moved to New State Job; House Gets Raided by FBI

    Three days after Cindy Archer was to have started her job as the legislative liaison at the state Department of Children and Families – and while she was already being paid sick...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 09/23/2011
  • Archer’s Home Raided by FBI As Part of John Doe Investigation

    About a dozen law enforcement officers, including FBI agents, searched the Madison home of a former top aide to then-Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker on Wednesday morning…The search of Archer’s house comes...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 09/15/2011
  • Walker’s #2 at DOA Abruptly Takes Leave of Absence; Is Moved to New State Job; House Gets Raided by FBI

    Cindy Archer, who abruptly left Scott Walker’s administration last month for “personal family matters,” actually had another politically appointed job under the governor already lined up. She’ll take a $25,000 pay cut...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 09/12/2011
  • Walker’s Former Chief of Staff Awarded Multiple State Jobs, Resigns From Final Appointment Three Days After Taking Job

    Tom Nardelli abruptly quit his state job with Gov. Scott Walker in late July, pulling the plug on his $90,000-a-year position just days after accepting the post…Nardelli said Tuesday he resigned as...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 08/23/2011
  • Walker’s Former Chief of Staff Awarded Multiple State Jobs, Resigns From Final Appointment Three Days After Taking Job

    Tom Nardelli was named to his second job in Gov. Scott Walker’s administration Monday as administrator of the state Division of Environmental and Regulatory Services. The division, formerly housed in the state...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 07/18/2011
  • Walker’s Second DWD Secretary Abruptly Resigns

    Gov. Scott Walker has named Scott Baumbach as fulltime secretary of Wisconsin’s Department of Workforce Development. Baumbach had served as interim secretary since last month when Manny Perez resigned just five months...

    Associated Press, 06/08/2011
  • DWD Secretary Quits to Pursue “New Opportunities”

    First DWD Secretary: The Wisconsin secretary of workforce development has resigned just five months after his appointment by Gov. Scott Walker. Manny Perez says in a statement that he’ll return to the...

    Associated Press, 05/11/2011
  • Walker’s Former Chief of Staff Awarded Multiple State Jobs, Resigns From Final Appointment Three Days After Taking Job

    Tom Nardelli, former chief of staff to then-Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker, has been named administrator of the state Safety & Buildings Division….As head of the state safety division in the Commerce...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/11/2011