Thursday, January 10, 2013

One of the vendors in question, New York-based Pearson...

Watchdog: CPS too lax on ethics oversight of vendors
..."These cases are extremely important because we're dealing with some of CPS' largest vendors and its highest ranking employees," Sullivan said in a phone interview Monday. "It's important that they be closely monitored."
District spokeswoman Marielle Sainvilus said CPS has considered and is now in discussions about whether to bring in an independent overseer of the vendors.
As for the school network chief, the inspector general said his office learned she had also received gifts from two other vendors, including airfare and a seat in a company skybox for a baseball game. One of the vendors in question, New York-based Pearson, says it fully cooperated with the inspector general's inquiry...

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