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Waste/abuse at the City of New York..an insider story
January 31, 2009 | New York, New York | Vetting explained

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iReport — Several year ago, I was hired as a consultant for the City of New York Payroll department under the administration of Joel Bondy, Executive Director. The project: a 10 year, $200 million budget to develop the City's Payroll system ("CityTime")spearheaded by SAIC Corp.- a leading suppplier of contractors for the government. In Year 7, it was very clear to most of us that the project was a waste of taxpayers money and was not accomplishing the goal of automating all 80+ City of New York agencies. in year 9 - 10, between 8 - 15 agencies have been automated at a cost of $200 million with well over 70 agencies to go. A TOTAL waste of taxpayers money !!! The THREE culprits behind this sceme are : 1. Senior consultant manager, Spherion Corp. Mark Mazer - the most crooked person on the team. 50 years old. Bill rate: $175/hr 2. Senior Manager, Spherion Corp.: Scott Berger A sheep who listens ONLY to Mark Mazer and does not rock the boat. Is building his house in Florida at taxpayers expense. 60 years old. Bill rate: $175/hr 3. Senior software developer manager, SAIC: nickname: "jellybean". 55 years old. Bill rate: $175/hr In all, these three men have EVERY objective to continue the project into 2010 and beyond asking for a budget of $20 - $25 million/yr + for a failed project and based on lies. In the process,
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Have always learned to adapt thru tough times,have been there & done that! Was let go of a company I worked 8yrs.back in Aug.2010.Wrongful…

million/yr + for a failed project and based on lies. In the process, they rake in hundereds of 000's $ for themselves and produce little in return except a faltering system.

The project is a total waste and will NOT accomplish the goal to automate all 80+ agencies. They know it and so do many of the consultants.

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I would suggest that the media contact the NYC Payroll department and obtain more information on "CityTime". You will be surprised to discover what lies beneath the covers. Briefly: 1. Over 100 external consultants from SAIC, Spherion and other agencies billing minimum of $50/hr. The highest is $175/hr. 2. The project in its 5th year was a failure and should have been canned but Joel Bondy for some reason or another (blindsighted) decided it must go on for another 5 yrs. I observed how nervous he loooked in some meetings. 3. No doubt this was the BIGGEST lottery landing a job here but as time went on, I along with others started realizing there was nothing really coming of this. Mark Mazer and Scott had ONLY one main intent...to pocket the $/hr for themselves for as long as possible @ taxpayers expense. 4. We were told specifically when other City officials visited us NOT to "bad" mouth the project...we all along with management KNEW very well this was going to be a complete failure. 5. The project is housed between 6th and 7th on 31st street on the 8th - 10th floor. It has the "City of New York Payroll department" sign outside the front door. Someone from CNN research this and STOP it !http://www.ireport.com/upload/upload/!! I have always wanted to tell this story but stopped from doing so. I suppose when I was there, it was greed that prevented me. Now happily employed by a Wall Street firm...
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newyorker23

Bribery, Fraud and Contract Mismanagement: The SAIC / "CityTime"

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Debacle in New York City Posted July 14, 2011 by Bierce & Kenerson, P.C. They said "it couldn't happen here!" In late June 2011, it was time to account for a failed time accounting system. A federal prosecutor alleged a fraud that was... Read more … Report violation

CityTime2010
5 hours ago

Mazer and Berger were part a giant kickback and fraud scheme that siphoned some $80 million, said U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who had them arrested in December - a year after James grilled Bondy about the two. That is a load of shit. My father does not have millions of dollars. Again lets get those shovels and start digging in my... Read more … Report violation

newyorker23
July 13, 2011

$3.8M palm scan payroll clocking system not finished, and it's already obsolete, critics say BY Reuven Blau DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 4:00 AM The cash-strapped city blew $3.8 million on 1,600 palm scanners that are used by just 20,000 employees. Read more … Report violation

newyorker23
July 13, 2011

Warnings of CityTime boondoggle fell on deaf ears in City Hall Juan Gonzalez - News Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 4:00 AM Workers warned that palm scanners would be a waste of money but the City ignored their protests. Compared with the hundreds of millions... Read more … Report violation

CityTime2010
July 10, 2011

Wow that scheme looks like it involved a lot of higher ups. I mean so many people involved imagine how many saw it happen right in front of them and had no clue what was really going on. Looks like it started way before 2005, when someone I believe started working on the project but he is the mastermind like you say he is. Report violation

newyorker23
July 8, 2011

Mr. Walter P. Havenstein Chief Executive Officer Science Applications International Corporation 1710 SAIC Drive McLean, VA 22102 Re: The CityTime Project Dear Mr. Havenstein: Read more … Report violation

newyorker23
July 6, 2011

Federal and city investigators probing the massive, fraud-ridden CityTime payroll system are widening their focus from the private contractors who allegedly ripped off the project to staffers within the Bloomberg administration, The Post has learned. Authorities are poring over e-mails and work records from the city's Office of Payroll Administration. And prosecutors are pressuring those connected with... Read more … Report violation

CityTime2010
June 28, 2011

Again NewYorker23 your play on words is very upsetting and comical. You have no human decency. You "Heart" my feelings. Is there your play on my

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father having a fatal "Heart" attack. You my friend will face the karma gods for the way you talk to me. To be honest with you, I could careless if you liked Scott Berger or if you did not. I... Read more … Report violation

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newyorker23
June 27, 2011

CityTime2010 I'm sorry if I heart your feelings. It was not intentional. I hope you and your family find that inner peace and I am no one to disturb it. I actually liked Scott Berger and I am very sure he was a good father and husband. I do not doubt that one... Read more … Report violation

CityTime2010
June 27, 2011

Your so condescending in the way you speak to me personally. But whatever makes you sleep at night. God forbid your actually wrong in your judgement. I will make those phone calls like you told me to. I do not think anything will come of it. If I have millions of dollars to have a lawyer represent me trust me I would prove your statements completely false. Report violation

newyorker23
June 26, 2011

I strongly recommend for the 2nd time that the CityTime consultant with initials B.M come forward and assist the DOI/DA's office. You need to shed light on the event occuring in the summer 2005 when you were approached by both Denault and Carl Bell and in your own words "cornered and pressured" to leave SAIC's then sub-contractor... Read more … Report violation

newyorker23
June 26, 2011

CityTime2010: There is no point in debating over Scott Berger. May I suggest you visit/call one of the following offices to obtain the charges laid against Scott Berger on the CityTime project and present your side of the story without the presence of his/your... Read more … Report violation

CityTime2010
June 26, 2011

You keep stating these things, you yourself cannot prove to be true. You can say all you want about Scott Berger but those are your OPINIONS. In some cases you may even consider it slander as to you completely taking your own opinion on producing it into print. Every person has there right to their day in court. My father was not given that right. Your incorrect about money handed off to my... Read more … Report violation

newyorker23
June 24, 2011

CityTime 2010. That is not what I said...that Scott was unaware of what he wa doing. Summary: . He earned his keep where his salary was concerned. . He played a role in frauding the city for which he was paid by Mazer; Obviously, Berger did not do this for... Read more … Report violation

CityTime2010
June 24, 2011

So I obviously you were incorrect about money stolen by Scott Berger which you stated for probably the past 6 months of this investigation. An apology would be appreciated on the family's behalf because I can go show you quote after quote from you calling him a thief but now you have a different opinion. I commend you with all the work you have done getting the right people investigated. My... Read more …

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newyorker23
June 24, 2011

CityTime 2010, Scott Berger did not steal his salary which he rightfully earned (approx. $150/hr - $175/hr * 40 hours * 52 weeks less any vacation/time off less Spherions fee less Mazers fee). He was "knowingly" signing fraudlent timesheets on behalf of DA Solutions... Read more … Report violation

CityTime2010
June 23, 2011

If a man was caught stealing $1,200,000 dollars from the New York City Taxpayers, would the government give back the money they seized from what you say is a corrupt business account which was what you say "dirty" money. He did not steal money. That is all I am stating. You want to call him a guilty man for his incompetence to realize... Read more … Report violation

newyorker23
June 22, 2011

CityTime2010 As much as I wish I could say Scott Berger was not involved, he actually was without a benefit of a doubt. While you as his child may live in denial (and I don't blame you), it might be easier to accept that he was involved with Mazer + a few other managers who have been indicted and with those yet to be... Read more … Report violation

CityTime2010
June 22, 2011

This is crazy how big it got. Seems like a lot of shady business was going on up top. Looks like maybe a certain person who was named in the beginning of this scandal and has passed away might have not be so guilty as you predicted Report violation

newyorker23
June 20, 2011

NJ couple scammed $460M from CityTime project: court papers By BRUCE GOLDING Last Updated: 1:19 PM, June 20, 2011 The husband-and-wife owners of a New Jersey company were charged today with raking in more than $460 million in crooked cash through the scandal-scarred CityTime payroll project. Read more … Report violation

newyorker23
June 7, 2011

Technodyne ethics......and how one of it's subsidiaries that funnelled kickbacks to Denault treats employees in India. www.consumercomplaints.in/complaints/mccreade-software-asia-pvt-ltdc555528.html Report violation

newyorker23
June 2, 2011

I would also like to ask Ariel Partners consultant(s) to get in touch with the investigation team and provide input from their end. With a dozen or so Ariel consultants on the project involved in the development of CityTime, you have the obligation to report any suspicious activities you noticed. I would suggest the person with... Read more … Report violation

newyorker23
June 1, 2011

With Spherion, SAIC and Technodyne employees/consultants found involved in the fraud and under investigation for waste and abuse of tax layers money, two other groups need to be investigated:

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1. Ariel Partners - another of SAIC'svsubcontractors on CityTime. Ariel Partners was bought in by Gerard Denault as was Technodyne. While it... Read more … Report violation

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newyorker23
May 28, 2011

With Arrest, Criticism for Payroll Project Grows By DAVID W. CHEN and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM Published: May 27, 2011 As federal investigators arrested another central figure in their widening inquiry into the city's troubled automated payroll project, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on Friday leveled his harshest criticism yet... Read more … Report violation

newyorker23
May 27, 2011

PR11-05-048 Contact: Mike Loughran, (212) 669-3747 May 25, 2011 COMPTROLLER LIU'S REMARKS FROM 4:30 NEWS CONFERENCE NEW YORK, NY - Below are remarks by New York City Comptroller John C. Liu at a news conference on Wednesday, May 25, 4:30 p.m. regarding... Read more … Report violation Page: 1 2 3 Next »
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