- Associated Press - Friday, November 6, 2015

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - The interim head of the Oregon Department of Human Services says he plans to “deeply” investigate the circumstances that allowed a foster care provider to continue operating despite substantiated claims of abuse.

Clyde Saiki stepped into the job on Wednesday, replacing interim DHS director Jerry Waybrant. The staffing change followed allegations that staff knew foster care provider Give Us This Day neglected children and mismanaged public funds.

Saiki tells the Statesman Journal (https://stjr.nl/1MCJvig ) that DHS is “vast and complex,” and there could be agency-wide problems.

Saiki was deputy director of operations at DHS and left six years ago to be an executive at the Department of Transportation. He was picked by the governor to head the Department of Administrative Services in August.


Information from: Statesman Journal, https://www.statesmanjournal.com

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