Contracting out bill stifles good employee ideas, WFSE/AFSCME members tell Senate committee

Source: Tim Welch, Hotline, February 26, 2013

…The contracting out bill, Senate Bill 5717, would exempt the Department of Enterprise Services from the competitive contracting law, rules and negotiated contract provisions. And it mandates that the state consider privatizing custodial services, motor pool fleet management and real estate brokering services. The key attack in SB 5717 is taking away the ability of state employees to propose alternatives to contracting out and compete on an even playing field….