Job Corps Fraud Blog

Nationwide mismanagement of Job Corps calls for action!

More Negativity About Adams and Associates: What Else is New?

It seems that Adams and Associates of Nevada can’t keep itself out of the negative news.  For those of us who worked at a Job Corps Center run by the notorious numbers manipulator, Roy Adams, we are not surprised.  Roy presently reigns over twelve Job Corps Centers in the US:  Atterbury, Exeter, Gadsden, Glenmont, Grafton, Indypendence, Joliet, Little Rock, Shriver, Treasure Island, & Woodstock. Now, Roy is ignoring the law again and apparently is refusing to bargain with the Treasure Island Job Corps Workers Union AFT Local 6319.

Roy’s latest gaffe has the union rejecting his May 25, 2010 pay scheme which includes a pay for performance clause based on employees performance evaluation scores.

I’m going to side-track a bit here:  I worked at Shriver Job Corps in Devens, MA, for almost two years.  During those two years I was often required forego my lunch break despite my working a 8.5 hour day which supposedly included a half hour unpaid lunch. (My job was advertised  as a 40 hour per week position).  During those two years I often worked many hours overtime without pay in order to get my job done.  I never succeeded.  Despite my recruiting more employers to sign up to partner with Shriver than any of my predecessors, and having excellent references from previous employers my two performance reviews from Shriver claimed that I barely met expectations.  I believe that the raise I received amounted to 11 cents an hour. The center was also short-staffed and ill-equipped to do one’s job properly.  Staff were routinely threatened and coerced into submitting falsified reports to the Department of Labor in order to inflate performance reports.  And, as recently as early this year Adams and Associates was required to pay restitution amounting to thousands of dollars to hourly workers at Shriver who were also forced to work overtime and through their lunches in violation of Federal Law. Posts from credible sources (read the comments section of this article) who worked in Human Resource Departments from a few Job Corps Centers have made similar claims that employees are given very low scores on their performance reviews in order to increase Adams’ bottom line  and in addition, the HR employees were unwilling parties to requiring employees to falsify their time cards to state they took a lunch when they did  not. Read the rest of this entry »


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Adams wins $18.6 million Job Corps contract…

The following is an example of what happens to Federal Contractors who defraud the government, the students in their care and you, the taxpayer. We reward them by granting them new contracts…

Excerpt  from the Northern Nevada Business Weekly read here:

“Adams and Associates of Reno last week won a federal contract worth $18.6 million to continue running the Grafton Job Corps Center near Worcester, Mass.”

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Grafton Job Corps OIG Audit 2007

Excerts from the OIG Report (read it here)

Adams and Associates again!

“We conducted a performance audit of the Grafton Job Corps Center (Center) in response to a hotline complaint. The complaint alleged the Center’s operator, Adams and Associates, Inc. (Adams), manipulated student leave, absent without leave (AWOL), and training records in order to enhance the Center’s performance.

According to the complainant, Grafton officials discussed strategies to overstate performance outcomes during the Center’s Outcome Measurement Standards meetings. When Grafton officials projected attendance to be below established goals, the complainant alleged Center staff manipulated student attendance records to extend the student’s enrollment, even though they no longer met the Policy and Requirements Handbook’s (PRH) enrollment criteria.1

In addition, the complainant alleged the Center’s students were shown as having completed vocational training even though their trade-related proficiencies shown in their Training Activity Reports (TARs) were not sufficient to meet the vocation completion requirements specified in the PRH.2″  pg 6

“Grafton officials overstated the On-Board Strength performance measure by retaining students who should have been separated. The audit results disclosed a pattern of inappropriately showing students in unpaid administrative leave and absent without leave status. These practices resulted in “extending the stay” of these students by 910 days, and as a result, the Contractor owes liquidated damages totaling $56,824.”  pg 2


“Adams violated the provisions of their contract with Job Corps by overstating its OBS performance measure…”

“Adams violated the provisions of their contract with Job Corps by overstating its OBS performance measure. Overstated performance data affects management and procurement decisions at the highest levels within Job Corps. Such decisions include renewal of center contracts and/or exercise of option years.
Equally important, inaccurate performance data may inhibit Job Corps from effectively accomplishing its mission to educate and train students. Outreach efforts designed to recruit new students may have been curtailed, and eligible students may have been turned away or delayed entry into the Center. These impacts are contrary to Job Corps’ mission.” pg 10


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Job Corps Fraud for Taxpayers

Hopefully, this blog will be a “one stop” place for researchers, reporters, parents, students and staff to find information about their particular Job Corps Center.  Come to this site if you want to find out if there are ongoing problems with the Job Corps Centers in your state.

Please be patient, there is a massive amount of information that will be included on this site which will need to be updated at least daily. Use the pages at the top to find your particular Job Corps Center or check the “Job Corps Centers” pages to see if your center is mentioned on this site.  Again, this blog was begun on February 27, 2010 and it will take a long time to post all the information in a easy, readable format.  There will be a page for you to describe your experiences at your Job Corps Center.  Thank you for using appropriate language.

My first few links will be about 2009 Kittrell Job Corps, NC and Shriver Job Corps, Devens, MA, where I was employed.

This is an article by Jamaal Abdul-Alim, he reports on Shriver, Gadsden and Atterbury Job Corps Centers


“Adams did not consistently ensure compliance with Job Corps requirements for safety in one of three areas tested — student misconduct.” 2009 OIG Performance Audit Report

2008 Report on DOL “…unimplemented recommendations and the almost two million dollars in fines that had to repaid to the Government for the following Job Corps Centers” (see page 24 for the totals) Kittrell, Laredo, Grafton, Cincinnati, Oconaluftee, San Diego

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What’s On this Website?

Make sure to click on the individual categories listed on this page... *Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Audit Reports showing number manipulation, fraudulent statistics and false inflation of numbers of graduated students... *Legislative and Congressional Reports detailing testimonies from Senators and Congressmen that Job Corps is inneffective... *Newspaper articles and books about Job Corps


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