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The (Syracuse, N.Y.)Post-Standard's reporter Michelle Breidenbach details CAR techniques, employing Microsoft Excel, that she used to investigate the New York Power Authority which is owned by NY state taxpayers, but run like a private utility.
The author delves into the expenses of the New York Power Authority. Even though the NYPA is run on tax-payer dollars, the organization spends money excessively on private interests and frivolous projects. The organization also bookmarked a considerable sum of money in the budget for staff members to distribute to charities; it turned out that most charities that received NYPA donations had a personal connection with the organization.
Reporters Jeff Kosseff, Bryan Denson and Les Zaitz used the federal FOIA and IRS 990 forms to investigate nonprofits that employ, or claim to employ, severely disabled workers to fulfill federal contracts on military goods and services. The biggest contractor, El Paso's National Center for the Employment of the Disabled, not only failed to document it was using enough disabled labor, it also paid the management firm run by its president $8.7 million over a two year period. At least a dozen executives at the 50 biggest charities received $350,000 a year in pay and benefits while many workers were paid less than minimum wages.
Tags: federal contracting; Iraq war; D-U-N-S; Afghanistan war; Pentagon; Guidestar; Javits-Wagner-O'Day; National Center for the Employment of the Disabled; FOIA; Form 990; Committee for Purchase from People Who are Blind or Severely Disabled