State worker paid after quitting is now Pate aide

In case you missed it, the Des Moines Register today published an article blasting Republican Secretary of State candidate Paul Pate's campaign for hiring Todd Henderson, an aide who continued to receive compensation for work months after resigning from the Iowa Secretary of State's Office.

The State Auditor found the Pate spokesman cost Iowa taxpayers $21,318 with no work to justify these payments. 
"A former state employee who received thousands of dollars after quitting the Iowa Secretary of State's Office is now a top aide for the Republican candidate running for that office.
Cedar Rapids political consultant Todd Henderson is currently serving as the primary spokesman for GOP secretary of state candidate Paul Pate.

In 2011 and part of 2012, Henderson was the assistant director of business services under incumbent Secretary of State Matt Schultz. He resigned that position in February 2012, but continued to receive compensation for another 90 days."

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"A report from the State Auditor's Office released late last month shows that Henderson received some portion of $21,318 in extra payments. In all, six employees were paid after exiting jobs in Schultz's office at a total cost to taxpayers of almost $114,000.  The audit report found no evidence of work produced to justify the payments, and lawmakers are now looking into whether it's possible to recoup the money." 

Read the full article here: State worker paid after quitting is now Pate aide

 

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