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April 2, 2014 Mike Ryan, Executive Director New York City Board of Elections 32 - 42 Broadway, 7 Floor New York, NY 10004 Re: New York City Board of Elections Corrective Action Plan Dear Executive Director Ryan, Thank you for your exhaustive response to the recommendations in the December 2013
Department of Investigations Report on the New York City Board of Elections' Employment Practices, Operations and Election Administration.
It is further appreciated that this response was completed prior to the preliminary budget hearing of the Committee on Governmental Operations on March 25, 2014.
The Board of Election’s
response, however, appe
ars to be a “written response” and
corrective action plan
you agreed to provide within one month during the February 28 joint hearing of the Committees on Governmental Operations and Oversight and Investigation on the Department of Investigations report. The response substantially falls short of what was promised. Instead of addressing the committees
extensive and serious concerns, your response defensively refutes the need or utility of many recommendations and fails to provide a compliance plan. While the New York City Board of Elections indicates it is already addressing a number of items in the DOI report, please provide a compliance plan for each individual recommendation, including a strategy and timeline with specific milestones by which to measure your progress. Because it fails to provide corrective action, your response was fundamentally non-compliant. To ensure each item in the DOI report is being addressed within a reasonable time frame, I hereby require that you and your agency appear before me as Chair of the Committee on Governmental Operations each month to report on compliance. Enclosed please also find a list of items you and your agency have agreed to address at the February 28 and March 25
hearings of the Committee on Governmental Operations. Please offer a corrective action plan as discussed during the hearing within one month. Thank you for immediate attention. Regards, Council Member Ben Kallos Chair, Committee on Governmental Operations