Three of the top employees at Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare lost their jobs on in the last four days, just three-and-a-half weeks after the state’s Welfare Secretary left his position.
A spokesman for the Welfare Department declined to give a reason for the firings of the three men by the Corbett administration, and one of the men, Philip Abromats, the department’s executive director of audits and regulatory affairs, says he was fired without notice and was not given a reason for the move. Two special assistants were also fired.
Welfare Secretary Gary Alexander left his job February 15th, having served two years without ever having moved to Pennsylvania from Rhode Island.
Beverly Mackereth is the state’s acting Welfare Secretary.