KCRA 3 Investigation: Agency abandons talks with Deloitte for welfare contract

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Via KCRA 3 News

An agency responsible for choosing IT consultant Deloitte for a 10-year, half-billion dollar job said Wednesday that it has changed its mind.

The agency, Welfare Client Data Systems (WCDS), told KCRA 3 that it could not come to an agreement on the terms of a contract and will no longer negotiate with the company.


State Sen. Jim Nielsen, R-Gerber, who has questioned Deloitte about late unemployment benefits following a software upgrade at EDD, said he believes WCDS did not welcome the scrutiny it was receiving for deciding last fall to work with Deloitte.

"I think they realized that a spotlight has been shined," said Nielsen. "I think that they didn't like the spotlight."

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