State's Privatization Efforts Face New Scrutiny
Accounting mistakes and security problems have plagued the state's largest private contract. It's a nine-year, $350 million deal with Convergys to handle state employee records and pay.
That privatization effort and two others will be scrutinized by the Council on Efficient Government. Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink is a member.
SINK: The important thing of this aspect of this council is to determine what were the failures, what went wrong in the evaluations of putting these contracts together so we don't continue making these mistakes over and over again.
But, Gov. Charlie Crist still has faith in privatization and outsourcing.
CRIST: If it can be done efficiently and it can save the tax payers dollars and it can be done with integrity, I have no problem with it.
Crist is set appoint three citizens to the Council on Efficiency this week.
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