All ‘Councilors’ should be involved in the hiring of a new internal auditor


Trust me, I will find us a new auditor.

This is what happens when you don’t involve everyone;

A hiring committee looking to fill long-time internal auditor Rich Oksol’s position is headed back to the drawing board after passing on more than a dozen candidates who wanted job.

Yet councilors didn’t get to see these candidates resumes or interview them;

But the process in which the hiring search is being conducted isn’t sitting well with some city officials who say they’re being left out of the process.

Councilor Theresa Stehly said aside from councilors serving on the three-member search committee, which is composed of Rolfing, Council vice-chair Rick Kiley and one at-large member of the audit committee, the council has been kept in the dark regarding the hiring search.

“I was under the assumption that when we hired someone new there would be several resumes to review – or at the very least we’d review the top three or four and maybe interview those people,” she said. “But I don’t think that’s how this is playing out.”

Although the final selection does require approval from the full council, Stehly said the search committee will make a selection and ask the Council for an up or down vote of approval.

So what is Rolfing’s response to the lack of transparency and due process;

No matter what that ends up looking like, it’s not likely to include every city council member in the process, he said.

“We’re in the process of developing that so there won’t be any questions later on,” he said. “It’s not something that you do with eight or 10 people on a committee. It just doesn’t work well that way.”

How would you know if you never tried it? This clown will say anything to protect the secrecy of this appointment.


#1 The D@ily Spin on 11.29.16 at 1:14 pm

Three of 8 councilors as the selection committee is not democracy. Rolfing really troubles me. He’s got his own agenda that doesn’t include citizens. I’ll respect him with ‘hats off’ when he can’t get elected for anything in the future.

#2 Rat Faced Turbak on 11.29.16 at 5:58 pm

Can they get this person hired before this happens?

Turbak is a shifty snake oil peddling salesman. I don’t believe anything he says. The city is broke and now they are raiding the pension fund.

#3 The D@ily Spin on 11.29.16 at 7:47 pm

It’s time honest citizens recognize the criminal element is government. There’s some petty theft and assault but capital crime is public funds fraud. They’ll persecute you if you speak up. Keep everything fully financed. Bank and keep assets out of state. The recent con is to break down your door and plant drugs in your house. Then they can take your property and you can’t afford legal expenses to get it back. Not such a problem here yet but prevalent in other states.

#4 The Guy from Guernsey on 11.30.16 at 9:28 am

@Rat Faced Turbak

“Cookie jar !!”

#5 The D@ily Spin on 11.30.16 at 10:34 am

Whoa! Per Argus, cutting city retirement. To bad retirees and a third of working employees live out of town. They could have voted for a new mayor and against Erpenbach. There’s gonna be new money to waste on entertainment palaces for the rich.

#6 The D@ily Spin on 11.30.16 at 10:40 am

Rolfing with meat in his mouth, priceless. At least he took off his Jester hat!