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Nationwide mismanagement of Job Corps calls for action!

Audit Reports of Job Corps from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG)

The following link will take you to the Office of the Attorney General’s (OIG) website.  You will find audit reports where Job Corps Centers and Job Corps Contractors did not follow required policy procedures in the areas of awarding sub contracts to vendors. And, where numbers and statistics where overstated in order to bring the center higher in overall rankings. The very first one speaks of questionable “overstatement” of costs by MTC Corporation (Management and Training Corporation) of over one million dollars.  Take note, MTC is a name you will hear often in the audit reports for their continuing practice of “overstating” costs and erroneous records reflecting “overstated” outcomes on their reports. OIG says “this is a continuing problem.” Read the reports… Read the rest of this entry »

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Filed under: Adams and Associates, Contractors, Department of Labor, DOL, Fraud, Improper billing, Job Corps, Job Corps Centers, Management and Training Corporation, number manipulation, OIG Reports, Performance, Shriver Job Corps Center, , , , , , , , ,

Man Arrested in Atterbury Job Corps Sweep at Atterbury Job Corps Center (2/08/2012)

Denzel Squire Miller was arrested at the Atterbury Job Corps Center after police found cocaine in his bag.

Atterbury is managed by Adams and Associates   

Read the News Article Here:

Filed under: Adams and Associates, Arrests, Atterbury Job Corps, Contractors, crime, Drugs, Job Corps, Job Corps Centers, Newspaper Reports, , , ,

State Police Arrest Three at Red Rock Job Corps Center

Red Rock Job Corps Center is managed by Adams and Associates.     

Read the news article here:

Filed under: Adams and Associates, Arrests, Contractors, crime, Job Corps, Red Rock Job Corps, ,

Read a Student’s Ripoff Report About His Experience at Joliet Job Corps

The student is very articulate and describes his experience at Joliet Job Corps as a “nightmare, discrimination and abuse”.    This student’s observations remind me of some of the things I saw as a a staff person at Shriver Job Corps managed by Adams and Associates…

Some of the high points of this student’s observations:

“As a punishment in the building/trades department, students (including minors) were made to carry lumber from one side of the football field to the other for 6 hours of classroom time”.
“At one point, I caught the records manager on center over a weekend (two days before a major review). He was toting out boxloads of documents to the garbage dumpster…. So much for protecting privacy”!

” During the month of April, my dormitory had no toilet paper, handsoap, or paper towels to which we could dry our hands. My dormitory had no drinking water… which means on weekends, no drinks before 11am and no drinks after 10pm!  Most of the toilets were constantly backed up and overflowing. On one occasion, a fight occurred in the lower (academic) hallways and a student bled all over the wall.  11 days later, the blood was STILL all over the wall – Neither the medical staff nor safety staff wanted to take responsibility for cleaning it and students were forced to do it. It was only washed off – The area was not sanitized”.
“Despite regulations against those with felonies attending the program, MANY were being sentenced there by family judges.  Several students urinated in an empty drink bottle and then poured it on the face/down the throat of a student as he was asleep. Those guilty were punished, but not removed from the center”.

“Some electrical outlets hung from the walls by the wiring in the dormitories”.

Make sure to read the Ripoff Report here:

Filed under: Adams and Associates, Contractors, Job Corps, Joliet Job Corps, Reader's Comments, , , , , , ,

Update on Treasure Island Job Corps Workers Union, AFT Local 6319

How long can Roy Adams of Adams and Associates stall on bargaining with the Treasure Island Job Corps Workers?  Adams has cancelled two bargaining sessions that were set for July and two for August despite the Union’s filing an unfair labor practice charge.  For those of us who were fortunate enough to be fired from, or quit an Adams and Associates managed Job Corps Center, we know what’s in store for Treasure Island employees if they back down from Roy:  A health insurance plan with a $2,000 deductible that needs to be satisfied before any payments are made, and employees being coerced into not using their vacations and lunch hours.

I don’t know enough about unions and bargaining but, it seems a long time since the NLRB (National Labor Relations Board) charge was filed, June? And nothing has come of it yet?  Why are corporations more powerful than the US government itself?  Why is nothing being done about Adams’ refusal to bargain in good faith?

Read all about Treasure Island Job Corps newest headaches with Roy here:

Filed under: Adams and Associates, Contractors, Employees, Job Corps, Labor unions, National Labor Relations Board, , , , ,

How To Use the Job Corps Fraud Website

There are many resources on this website that I’d like to familiarize our readers with:  At the top of the home page you’ll see a “Browse by Topic” tab.  If you click on the tab and scroll down to the list of Job Corps Centers you can see if your center has been in our news. There are also interesting stories about the infamous contractors who make a profit running the various Job Corps Centers throughout the US (make sure to read about MTC Corporation and Adams and Associates two of our most notorious operators).  This is also where to find links to OIG Reports.  The Office of the Attorney General is charged with the responsibility of investigating claims of fraud and integrity abuse at Job Corps Centers; they submit their reports to Congress twice a year and every year, they produce juicy reports on the various Job Corps Centers, some even with pictures of mold and falling down ceilings in dormitories… makes for very interesting reading. 

Last but not least, find the column that lists “PAGES”  on the Home Page.  Make sure to read, “Our Stories” and “Complaints”, which details how to file a complaint against your Job Corps Center.  There is a wealth of information here, we hope to serve the public through this website.  We also appreciate stories sent to us privately about your Job Corps experience.  These will not be published unless you ask us to and we will never give out your name or personal information.

-Andrea, for Job Corps Fraud

Filed under: Adams and Associates, Contractors, Job Corps, Management and Training Corporation, ,

Reader’s Comments from August 14, 2010

-from Stuart to Z

The New York Times recently printed an article about “inexperienced companies” taking advantage of school reform funds. Didn’t take long for Adams (Adams and Associates) to get in line to pig out at this trough.

Wait and see how long it will take MTC (Management and Training Corporation) to find a charter to run. MTC already runs many prisons in, guess where. TEXAS. No surprise there.

With a Secretary of Education like Arne Duncan, don’t expect a decent education system in this country. He and Adams and Associates are too busy dumbing down education and training and the students who “graduate”. Pathetic waste of tax payer money. Our Secretary of Labor is no better.

Mr. Z, if you’re from Little Rock, please write a Letter to the Editor of the paper, so the public can become aware of the truth – or let them know about this website.

Filed under: Adams and Associates, Contractors, Job Corps, Reader's Comments, , , , , ,

Reader’s Comment About Little Rock Job Corps Center

-from Z

Today August 11, 2010 in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette there was an article about the Little Rock Job Corps posting a hearing for a charter school in Little Rock on Sept. 2, 2010 at the center. My question is how can the Little Rock Job Corps hold a hearing to become a charter school when they can not help or educate the youth they serve currently. The youth that come into the program at this center can not even fill out an application for employment. They come into this program not educated and they leave still not being educated. The people in this community need to make a stand and not allow this to continue. These poor youth are being taken advantaged of.

The management staff is not interested in educating these poor youth. Someone somewhere please take a stand and say no to another poorly run school system that is not educating the youth of Arkansas. This is the reason why employers and companies do not want to come to this state because they feel they can’t get a quality educated employee. This is true because of places like the Little Rock Job Corps. Someone somewhere say no just say no more poorly run school systems.

Little Rock Job Corps is operated by Adams and Associates

Filed under: Adams and Associates, Job Corps, Job Corps Centers, Little Rock Job Corps, Newspaper Reports, Reader's Comments, , , ,

Readers Comments from a Job Corps Student

-from TC in RE: Chicopee Residents Complain About Westover Job Corps Center (2009)

I’ve brought this story up between Pittsburgh Job Corps students, along with various stories from this site as conversations of the program. There are a lot of students who know this program is badly managed and doesn’t set examples of the way a Nation should run. We see how Job Corps is run, and we see how the Government is run. There are students, most probably who would never guess the amount of corruption this program has.

Most of the students who are 18-over would agree that they shouldn’t place a curfew on those students who are adult age. Why would they need to treat us like children? At Pittsburgh, a curfew is 11:00pm for Sun-Thur & 2:00am for Fri-Sat, but then again the MAC sheet doesn’t get displayed until 6:00AM and you wouldn’t be AWOL until the training day starts.

I understand a curfew for certain students, such as all minors, students on CSIO probation, & perhaps C-Prep Kids. I believe that Job Corps doesn’t live up to the “Independant Living” it says it does. Not only would I support lifting a curfew for adult students, I wouldn’t be angry if they didn’t have an RA wake us up to make sure we’re not AWOL/late for class. Tell these kids to wake themselves up at their own responsibility, even if it means buying an alarm clock or going to bed early.

To all those staff/Pro Job Corps people who would oppose a curfew lift: How can you have “maturity” ever be a reason? Would these staff members think it’s fair a 24 year old Job Corps student gets to party on Friday but has to stop drinking just in time to be back and sober (possible?) at 2:00am but have a 18-year old Pitt University student party all Friday night even though he’s underage but has no curfew time to be back on center?

-from TC RE: Readers Comments About Roy Adams and Shriver Job Corps Center

As I’ve been at Pittsburgh Job Corps’ Centre for six months I have had disputes with about six different staff members. One RA, which I figured was a smaller issue, 3 OCT staff members (Pre-Co instructor, My Pre-Co counselor, & OCT Supervisor) & I have issues with the centre director & his accomplice 2nd in charge admin.

It seems like that when a student has an issue with a staff member, the student’s complaint is immediately shut down and the staff member who is being accused of something is automatically defended.

For instance, I had a case brought up to HR about the OCT supervisor who tried to get me have a hospital fax a documentation stating information about my grandmother in the ICU. The info he wanted was info such as the hospital’s phone number, my grandmother’s condition & her potential duration at the ICU. ALL of that particular information is ILLEGAL. I reported this all to HR and the Admins did nothing but defend OCT. I had three incidents THIS WEEK ALONE occur over OCT’s staff trying to make me feel outcasted/shunned so I would in their hopes, self-term. I reported this all to the CD & he defends OCT and their “strong, 2 year dedication to Job Corps”.

I’d go to the Regional Office but why bother? Are they any different and less ignorant to student’s complaints?

-from TC RE: Disorderly Conduct at  Keystone Job Corps Center

This seems like an unfair act for the girl who was possibly assaulted. What are students doing at 4:30 in the MORNING rioting and causing a racket. When is their curfew time?

In the Pittsburgh Centre I attend now, you wouldn’t get very far even making yourself visible at this time of the morning. It seems that certian centres are following certain rules more enforcibly than other rules depending on what problems occur within just a particular centre?

Filed under: Adams and Associates, Contractors, Job Corps, Keystone Job Corps Center, Pittsburg Job Corps Center, Reader's Comments, Shriver Job Corps Center, Westover Job Corps Center, , , , , , ,

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