UW Hiring of Outside Contractors Up 17%

The state and the University of Wisconsin system increased the hiring of outside contractors by 17 percent in the last fiscal year. The Department of Administration has released a report showing those entities spent nearly 490 million dollars on outside contracting. That report was actually due eight months ago. It shows state agencies spent 26 percent more on outside contractors than the year before. At the same time, hiring at UW was down by two percent during the period.