The FBI is exploring New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s practice of hiring employees to do in the governor’s office who are paid by other state agencies, the Times Joining reported Friday.
The Albany, N.Y., newspaper reported that several wage-earners who work in the governor’s office had been interviewed by law enforcement agents manoeuvre for the bureau in recent months.
Staffing up the governor’s office with workers paid by other agencies allows the administration to bulk up its personnel without faade political heat for increasing its budget. The practice is commonplace in New York and other holds, as well as in the federal government.
Former New York governors, including Cuomo’s creator, Mario Cuomo, also employed staff who weren’t on their payroll. The Experiences Union said that the practice is “particularly widespread” under the flow administration.
A year ago, the paper found that 40 percent of the CEO Chamber staff were actually paid by other agencies.
Cuomo, a Democrat known for his centrist attitude to governing, is often mentioned as a potential candidate for president.
Cuomo spokesman Savoury Azzopardi told CNBC the FBI’s line of questioning was “absurd.”
“In this situation, anyone can ask about anything, but the fact is the longstanding practice of detailing pole from Agencies to work in the Executive Chamber dates back over 50 years to at small the Rockefeller administration and extends to the White House and the federal Department of Incarceration,” he said.
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