we say: STATE CONTRACTING SCANDAL
Kyle Janek should no longer lead the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.
The critical report released Monday by a “strike force” deployed by Gov. Greg Abbott to investigate the health agency’s $110 million no-bid contract with 21CT, an Austin technology company, makes our conclusion unavoidable. While the report did not blame Janek directly for the “policy fiasco” with 21CT that “skirted the limits” of the law, it did find deep organizational issues within the department that Janek either failed to address or that his leadership style made worse.
The organizational issues “can’t be resolved without a significant departure from the status quo,” the report says.