Absent leader criticized in review of Arkansas Department of Human Services audit

Posted: July 11, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

FILE — DHS Director Cindy Gillespie (left) listens as Mary Franklin, Director of the Division of County Operations, talks about the Arkansas Works in this December 2017 file photo.

Legislators reviewing an audit into record-keeping problems and poorly tracked spending at the Arkansas Department of Human Services questioned Tuesday why the agency's director, Cindy Gillespie, was not in attendance.

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