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Copy of e-letter sent to Gov Beshear, re: Ky New Hire Dept is a Waste of Taxpayer Money, and Should be Dissolved

 To the Office of the Governor,


    Good afternoon.  I own a small nonprofit pet rescue based in Louisville, Ky.  


    $2300 were earned via a successful Give For Good Louisville fundraiser this past Oct. (I only fundraise twice a year by the way).  With this money, I hired the rescue's first part time, much-needed employee, Diane Dickey.


    This was a moment of great pride for me and my rescue.  Diane works approximately 8 hours/week at $15/hour.  She really needed this type of job and her help has been, well, very helpful.  


    The process of understanding all of the rescue's requirements with municipal, state and federal government tax departments was overwhelming at first.  I invested significant time and energy in researching everything, and setting up the mandated online accounts (KY one stop, EIN verification, e-mints, etc), and thankfully had a friend of the rescue set up a pay spreadsheet for me that calculates and auto-populates deductions to be withheld from Diane's weekly pay. 


    As of several weeks ago, I thought I had everything done, finally.  I pay Dee weekly and keep the spreadsheet UTD.  Then, boom, I get a letter from the so-called KY New Hire Reporting Center.  At first I thought the letter was spam, as this department isn't even based in Ky., it's in Texas.  My husband looked at it, and said it seemed legit.  


    So today I finally got back to this letter, went to the website, and found a glitchy site that was terribly malfunctioning.  The site is terrible.  I called the 800 number to let them know the site is no good, and to let them know I wasn't thrilled to get yet one more requirement on reporting my one and only employee... and that this dept. being so late to the game sending me this letter wasn't appreciated... only to be told, 'Do you want help with the site or not?'  When I answered, "No. I want to know who's in charge of this department so I can complain to them, and tell them that if money's being put into the department, that's it's being poorly managed and should be reevaluated." I was told, 'I can only help you with the site and can't give you that information. Have a good day.'  --And the guy HUNG UP ON ME.


Dismantle this piss-poor-managed joke of a governmental agency and department at your earliest convenience please.  Do not put one more tax-paper's dollar into this agency that's not even in our state and has rude, unempathetic people as its employees. 


Best,


Jessica Pita

Wife, Mother, JCPS Substitute Teacher, Owner and Primary Pet Caregiver of The Paw and Feather Plan Inc, Registered Voter, LMAS volunteer and shelter partner, and tax payer 

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