UPDATE: Records detail hiring of former Walker aide

UPDATED Friday, July 11, 2014 --- 2:36 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Newly released records show a longtime aide to Gov. Scott Walker helped interview the two finalists for the $113,000 job at the state public defender's office she landed.

Records related to the hiring of Cindy Archer were released Friday at the request of the Wisconsin State Journal and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The State Journal reports (http://tiny.cc/ttkuix ) that during the interview process State Public Defender Kelli Thompson determined that Archer was the best person for the IT manager job.

Archer has been the agency's administrative services director since September. In her new position she is getting an 11.7 percent pay raise.

The Journal Sentinel (http://tiny.cc/wykuix ) reports that Archer's salary is $3,400 a year more than the top pay listed in an advertisement for the position.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


Posted Tuesday, July 8, 2014 --- 12:32 p.m.

OREGON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker isn't saying what he thinks about one of his former top aides getting a double digit pay raise in her new job as chief information technology officer for the state public defender's office.

Walker was asked Tuesday about Cindy Archer's raise. Walker says questions about Archer's raise need to be answered by the public defender's office since he has no control over what it pays its workers.

Archer is making $113,459 a year after the raise she got when moving into the new position.

Archer was one of Walker's top aides when he served as Milwaukee County executive.

FBI agents raided Archer's home in September 2011 as part of a now-closed John Doe probe into alleged illegal campaign work in Walker's county office.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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