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I believe an unlikely mix of alleged drug trafficking related politicos and alleged white nationalist related politicos united to elect the infamous “Bloc of Four” in the abysmal voter turnout election of 2005. During their four year term the drug business was good again and white nationalists used Coatesville as an example on white supremacist websites like “Stormfront”. Strong community organization and support from law enforcement, in particular Chester County District Attorney Joseph W. Carroll has begun to turn our community around. The Chester County drug trafficking that I believe centers on Coatesville continues and I believe we still have public officials in place that profit from the drug sales. But the people here are amazing and continue to work against the odds to make Coatesville a good place to live.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Did Rawlings can the bio-metric time clocks vs. the “clocking in your buddy” manual time clocks?

Did Stacy Bjorhus resist banning the bio-metric clocks? 
Is this another reason for firing her?
The City allegedly was almost finished implementing the bio-metric time clock when Coatesville City Manager Gary Rawlings allegedly canned the whole idea and went back to manual time cards. Before she was fired, Coatesville Finance Director Stacy Bjorhus allegedly overruled him on this and said that she had the authority to do so via the ordinance in the Coatesville City Charter. 

The Coatesville City Council will vote to change the City’s Finance Director Ordinance at the next meeting on January 23, 2012. 

Keep in mind this quote from the Daily Local News; "However, Rawlings argued the ordinance can hamper his authority. Solicitor John Carnes said one area that could hamstring Rawlings is a provision that allows the finance director to investigate any potential wrongdoings in the department." The moral of that story seems to be, “We don’t want no stinking investigations into stealing the peoples money.”

Hmm. Did some city employees pressure Rawlings to can the bio-metric clocks because they messed with their work place “style”? The bio-metric clocks were tied to the ADP payroll system the City uses. Very cost effective and also great with eliminating fraud for the 'clocking in your buddy' syndrome. If these were implemented the data would should exactly reflect the actual hours employees worked which would cut down the overtime and the fraud.

But I believe that a lot more than just “clocking in your buddy” may be happening at city hall.  The city council didn't seem concerned about which City of Coatesville employees pocketed the $162,000 in 2008. After all, they allegedly fired the two people; Stacy Bjorhus and Manny Dechter that discovered that the money that was missing was cash payments at the front desk at city hall and that money never made into the city’s coffers. 

Coatesville's General Ledger Specialist Raj Kalaria suddenly left the USA, SEE; Can the FBI, in India, interview people that worked in the USA? for a recording of Ms. Bjorhus statements concerning Mr. Kalaria at a Coatesville RDA meeting.  

Since Mr. Kalaria left there are 2 people left that received cash payments at the front desk at city hall during 2008. One of those two people also had some control over the city’s finances and city time card records.

It just seems like anyone who messes with City of Coatesville employee’s “style” gets canned. Even if that “style” may include allegedly pocketing cash payments that were supposed to go to the city to the tune of $162,000.

"Biometric time clocks have proven return on investment: 
·         Reduction of payroll preparation time and human error.  
·          Elimination of time card and badge expenses – materials, printing, replacements, etc. 
·         Elimination of conflicts over hours worked and time accrual benefits. 
·          Significant reduction in overtime payments. 
Proven results, strong market growth, and demonstrable bottom line performance continue to drive Mainstream adoption of biometric-based WFM solutions.  Biometric time clocks provide accurate, reliable, and auditable real-time labor data.  Biometric time clocks are the only effective means of directly linking an individual worker to their labor data while providing an irrefutable labor record.  Biometric time clocks increase the integrity and security of labor records while reducing administrative costs of reviewing and updating payroll information."
From the document below:

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