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State fired, then rehired tech expert at six-figure salary




State fired, then rehired tech expert at six-figure salary
State fired, then rehired tech expert at six-figure salary



http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/37421154.html 

By Patrick Marley
Journal Sentinel
Jan. 11, 2009

Madison - The state has given a six-figure job to a technology official 
who was fired five years ago by the Legislature after an audit 
questioned his management abilities and said he entered into a $1 
million annual contract without getting bids.

After his firing, Mark Wahl worked briefly for the state Department of 
Administration and then took an extended military leave. Officials say 
they were required by law to provide him a job with a comparable salary 
after the leave.

Wahl this month became a state policy expert on cyberterrorism, at a 
salary of $107,258 a year.

Five years ago, he was fired as the Legislature's top technology 
official after legislative leaders received an audit that said he did 
not seek bids before entering into a deal worth more than $1.million 
with a temporary employment agency headed by an acquaintance.

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