For the first time since former Mayor Mufi Hannemann’s election in 2004, the city has filed its quarterly report on personal services contracts in the public Docushare system. The latest report covers the period from September 1-December 31, 2010, and includes the first months after Mayor Peter Carlisle’s election.
During the Hannemann administration, only the transmittal letter accompanying the report from the Department of Human Services to the city council was available through Docushare, while the report itself had to be requested from the city clerk.
The turnaround in policy came without comment.
The reports show the name, department, job title, and salary of each person with a personal services contract, as well as notes showing whether the position is a new appointment or a renewal
I noticed a couple of items in the latest report. Former council chairman John DeSoto, who has been carried as a half-time Community Relations Specialist I (at $20.26 per hour) in the Department of Environmental Services for years, no longer appears on the latest listing.
Former State Senator Milton Holt, once considered likely to be elected Senate President, previously a community services specialist II in the Department of Community Services, is now listed as a “legislative analyst” in the same department. His current salary is a reported $4,800 per month, up from $4,276 in his earlier position.
Former Managing Director Robert Fishman is being paid to work in Mayor Carlisle’s office for 19 hours per week at $65.78 per hour.
Browse the report and let me know of any politically interesting items. Remember that Mayor Carlisle took office on October 11.
The report for the July-September 2010 period is available here for comparison.
And keep in mind that these personal services contracts bypass normal civil service merit selection procedures, and were meant to be used for temporary hires rather than permanent positions. The extensive use of personal services contracts has periodically generated controversy, and led to the quarterly reporting requirement.