Category Archives: Legal

Marcie Frost’s Reign of Error: Second Star CalPERS Employee Fired in a Month; Ouster Backfires as We Publicize Complaint

Two CalPERS insiders informed us that Justin Harwell, then the manager heading CalPERS’ Information Security Office, was terminated last Friday, or as one put it, “was walked out Friday afternoon.” Consistent with his bio on LinkedIn, Harwell, who joined CalPERS in late 2017, was seen as having a strong background in information security and came […]

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CalPERS Fiasco 2: Confidential Member Data at Risk by Letting Company With No Contract Have Access; CalPERS Apparently Still Has No Deal With Any Vendors for Upcoming Elections

How CalPERS gave access to its sensitive member database to a company it barely knew, Votem Corp., with no contractual protection whatsoever. That’s like giving the keys to your house to someone you just met.

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CalPERS Fiasco: Impermissible Non-Public Board Election Count; Failure of Widely Criticized Internet Voting to Deliver on Any Goals; Botched Tabulation

CalPERS refused to abandon its half-baked idea to push beneficiaries to vote by Internet ant phone. The scheme had not only failed to produce its alleged benefits, but it’s also again demonstrated CalPERS’ incompetence and deep commitment to cronyism.

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Another Win for Fossil Fuels: EPA to Weaken Basis for Calculating Mercury and Future Environmental Standards

At the behest of fossil fuel interests, Trump’s EPA seeks to change the way of calculating future benefits of environmental rules and thus undermines 2011 mercury emissions standards — even though power plants have already invested to comply with the rules.

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