Mass. Auditor Suzanne Bump Fires 27

By The Associated Press

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May 5, 2011

BOSTON — State Auditor Suzanne Bump is shaking up her office just months after being sworn in.

Bump announced Thursday that she's firing 27 employees, including 20 from audit operations and seven from the Bureau of Special Investigations, which probes waste, fraud and abuse in public assistance programs like MassHealth and food stamps.

Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne Bump. 

Bump said the firings followed performance reviews and are part of a larger effort to improve efficiency. Bump said she'll fill the 20 positions in audit operations, but not those in the Bureau of Special Investigations.

She said she doesn't expect the personnel decisions to reduce the quantity and quality of the office's investigations.

Bump won election to the office last year after former Auditor Joseph DeNucci chose not to seek re-election after holding the office for 24 years.



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