While we've been fruitlessly searching for the original audit of salaries and job titles conducted by Ernst & Young for DeKalb County School System in 2004, Elaine Boyer and the DeKalb county commissioners have announced that they will be conducting exactly the same kind of study for county workers.
Below is the report from the AJC
Are jobs justified? DeKalb orders desk audit
Every DeKalb County employee’s duties will be scrutinized to determine if they are worth having a job.
The County Commission decided Thursday to hire an outside agency to conduct a desk audit. The first audit will be in the courts and public safety departments, which have the most staff, commissioners said.
Last month, the Commission voted to cut $33.6 million from the 2011 budget, but they have been reluctant to cut staff.
“We want outside independent people looking at this. I want to make it clear that we are not on a witch hunt,” Commissioner Elaine Boyer said.
Good for the commissioners. Now, let's demand the same of our school system. Our spending on employee costs hasn't been properly audited in most likely over 20 years. It's time.