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This profile was last updated on 7/14/06  and contains information from public web pages.

Employment History

  • Spokeswoman
    Kentucky Personnel Cabinet
  • Spokeswoman
    Personnel Cabinet
  • Personnel Cabinet Spokeswoman
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Web References | News for Louisville, Kentucky | Statewide News, 14 July 2006 [cached]
Lori Aragon, spokeswoman for the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet, said a memo has been sent to state employees alerting them to the situation.
She said 3,360 state employees who have a portion of their income directly deposited into both a checking account and a savings account were affected.
A computerized accounting system is being blamed.
Lexington Herald-Leader | 07/13/2006 | Paycheck glitch affects 3,360 state employees, 13 July 2006 [cached]
"When you do get a new system, you're going to have glitches," said Lori Aragon, a spokeswoman for the Personnel Cabinet."It's just a matter of working through them, and we will."
The cabinet is notifying employees and advising them to transfer the money from their savings accounts to their checking accounts.Those affected should contact the cabinet at (502) 564-6883 if they are charged any transfer fees, Aragon said. Ethics, 18 Feb 2006 [cached]
Harris, who previously earned $74,232 a year as a lawyer for the state's technology agency, will reject recommendations that cite applicants' politics, campaign donations, religion, family connections -- anything but relevant qualifications, said Personnel Cabinet spokeswoman Lori Aragon.
Personnel Secretary Erwin Roberts knew that Harris had published a Web log, or blog, Aragon said last night.
"No, it doesn't look good," Aragon said last night.Later, she added: "I can't say whether Erwin's going to fire him or not.
Meeting for state workers on merit law now Thursday [cached]
Personnel Cabinet spokeswoman Lori Aragon said state employees have indicated high interest in the Frankfort meeting.That caused the cabinet to move the location from the state transportation building auditorium, which seats about 250, to the Frankfort Convention Center, which holds about 5,000.
But because the convention center was booked for Monday, the day that officials had first chosen, the meeting was changed to Thursday, Aragon said.
The state Department of Revenue is holding seminars at the convention center on Monday and Tuesday to explain state tax law changes to tax professionals.
Officials are expecting 800 to 1,000 state employees on Thursday, Aragon said.
Aragon said Personnel Secretary Erwin Roberts, the chairman of the task force, would carry employees' comments back to Fletcher.
"Their input will be heard," Aragon said.
Lexington Herald-Leader | 11/16/2005 | Convicts could slip into state jobs, 16 Nov 2005 [cached]
It's impossible to know how many convicted felons weren't detected during the interview process and now work in state government, said Lori Aragon, Personnel Cabinet spokeswoman.
Despite the lack of background checks, some individuals have been cited for not disclosing a criminal record.They were caught by happenstance or as a result of tips.
For example, one temporary employee, who had been convicted for stealing more than $60,000 from a Louisville law firm, was outed last month by her parole officer.She also was a potential candidate for two full-time state positions, including an administrative post that might have given her access to state funds.
But Aragon said the recent case in which a convicted felon was working as a temporary state receptionist highlights the need for swift changes in the hiring system.
Aragon said Winn never had access to state money.
Aragon said Winn scored well on tests and was being considered for a job when the Deferred Compensation Authority's director received a call from parole officer Griffin Brown on Oct. 21.
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