Waikato DHB must demand refund from recruitment agency
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union says it is a disgrace that Waikato DHB paid a recruitment agency $106,000 to scout Nigel Murray, who went on to abuse taxpayer money and was forced to resign.
Responding to the Radio New Zealand report, Taxpayers' Union Executive Director Jordan Williams said:
“That taxpayers paid for this incompetent man’s salary was bad enough – let alone footing the bill for his expense card abuses. Now we learn he came with a $106,000 recruitment agency fee. This news just adds insult to injury to taxpayers."
“If the $106,000 didn’t include background checks, then what on earth was it for? If ever there was justification for a recruitment fee to be refunded, it is this.”