From the NY Times:
The City Council said Monday that it would investigate cost overruns and delays in the Bloomberg administration’s project of modernizing the personnel system for the municipal work force.
The announcement came as council members; municipal union leaders; the city comptroller, John C. Liu; and the public advocate, Bill De Blasio, charged that the administration had failed to disclose the project’s deeply troubled history. They called for legislation that would force the administration to report to other elected officials when such projects run into problems.
The officials were responding to an article in The New York Times on Saturday that reported that the cost of the personnel system had risen to $363 million from $66 million when Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg first announced it in 2002.