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Former Kansas SRS Siedlecki chief hired by Florida

December 20, 2011

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— The former Kansas secretary of Social and Rehabilitation Services has a new job in Florida.

Rob Siedlecki was chief of staff for the Florida Department of Health before his appointment last January to the top social services job in Kansas. He announced his resignation last Thursday.

The Florida Department of Children and Family Services said Tuesday that Siedlecki has been hired as assistant secretary for substance abuse and mental health programs. He begins the new job Jan. 5.

In Kansas, Siedlecki ran an agency with more than 5,000 employees and budget of $1.7 billion. He frequently ran into opposition from legislators who questioned his management style, motives and knowledge of SRS.

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yourworstnightmare 3 years, 6 months ago

"The Florida Department of Children and Family Services said Tuesday that Siedlecki has been hired as assistant secretary for substance abuse and mental health programs."

Siedlicki must have seen the writing on the wall. Kansas won't have these programs in two years under Brownback.

yourworstnightmare 3 years, 6 months ago

This governor? Not likely.

But he could keep these people off the streets or off your yard or from sneaking through your window.

Insane people do insane things.

Alceste 3 years, 6 months ago

yourworstnightmare (anonymous) says… "The Florida Department of Children and Family Services said Tuesday that Siedlecki has been hired as assistant secretary for substance abuse and mental health programs."

Siedlicki must have seen the writing on the wall. Kansas won't have these programs in two years under Brownback." +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Incorrect:

The "thought police" put in place by Siedlicki still remain as do all the other "leaders" of SRS he was directed to put into place. Each carry about their Bible (thumping when indicated) and each wear their (I hope) gold cross in the proper place (I suppose if it's a Wal-Mart gold cross [10k gold], it seems to be just as good.....

People just don't get it that SRS has been fraught with two mind sets for well over 30 years: Them that support Public Welfare; and Them that want to chase "fraud". Sidelicki putl the "fraud" people in charge of stuff, now....with permission.

Chasing after a $50 foodstamp overpayment rather than processing applications for Public Assistance is what SRS is all about now.....with permission....from both the Cedar Crest resident and SRS "leaders" in Central Office.

Now, don't get me wrong......SRS Central Office "leaders" also expect, demand, etc. from line level staff to get applications processed in "...a timely manner...."; but prefers workers chase after $50 overpayment foodstamp recipients as PRIORITY #1.

Bear in mind: The foodstamp program ain't set up, first and foremost, to feed the hungry: It's set up to fuel Agri-Business: Were the foodstamp program to stop tomorrow who is going to feel more pain? Poor people or Agri-Business? Trust me....them Agri-Business types....from farm subsidy recipients to the "local" grocer.....each REQURE the food stamp recipient to exist.

If Brownback and crew are here in two years, Siedlicki's (read BROWNBACK's) stuff will all be right where it is now....oh.....it might have a different name, but the mindset, the concepts, and the gross emphasis on "moralism" shall all be right where it is now.

Meanwhile, Siedlicki flees the impending Kansas cold, is given yet another Republican based political hack job paying well over $100k per annum and works his way of the ladder......

Excellent job, eh?

Alceste 3 years, 6 months ago

autie:

But he's already had a couple of those jobs already (metaphorically) and one came from George Bush (Jr.) whilst same was in office.....

Picking up rat droppings, by hand....out of anywhere....is darn easy money......Ask Mr. Siedlicki....I'm quite certain he'll be the first to agree......of course you're gonna need the money to be able to get access to such a political appointee/hack.....it's a little bit more complicated than the process here in Kansas (getting an appointment to interact with the very same manner of ilk).....but not much more.....shrug

pavlovs_dog 3 years, 6 months ago

Old management ploy is to bring in hachet man to do dirty work then when deeds are done he leaves and hopefully takes a lot of the ill will that's been generated with him. Brownie's Chief of Staff probably planned this while Brownie was busy praying.

Alceste 3 years, 6 months ago

pavlos_dog:

whattaya think Brownback was "praying" about? You? Me? The disenfranchised of this state?

Than again, the boy may very well have been "praying" about his personal returns for USDA price supports and his personal wealth. Are both so wrong? Answer: YES.

Bob_Keeshan 3 years, 6 months ago

Rob Siedlecki, and Sam Brownback, want you to know that government is not the answer.

It is wrong for people to "rely" on government.

They are committed to slashing government because too many people "rely" on it.

Naturally, whenever either man is looking for a new job, the first place he looks? Government.

It is laughable the number of people who empower bozos like Siedlecki and Brownback and who honestly believe both men are committed to less "reliance" on government. Without government, both men would be waiting tables. They clearly cannot find "honest work".

billbodiggens 3 years, 6 months ago

Well, so much for "I am a Kansan," cause he now seems to be once again a "Floride."

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