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Audit Forces Roxbury CC to Stop IT Privatization

January 18, 2016

Roxbury Community College has called off plans to privatize its information technology services department after Massachusetts auditors criticized the college for awarding a $3.4 million contract to do so without seeking bids, The Boston Globe reported. The college originally said that skipping a process to review other proposals was needed because this was an interim contract, but the deal lasted through 2019. The college had eliminated the jobs of IT employees when it signed the contract, and has indicated it will hire new employees now. The employees who lost their jobs were represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, and AFSCME officials say they have been told by the college that new employees won't be eligible for the union.


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