ECCC staffers not overpaid, unqualified, report finds

ECCC staffers not overpaid, unqualified, report finds

The results: Auditors said hiring practices in the ECCC were so seriously flawed, they recommended that "all the recruitments of staff ... should be nullified."

The ECCC started to take action immediately, drafting a Human Resources handbook and a Code of Conduct, Scheuer told reporters last Friday. In addition to signing off on human resource improvements at the ECCC, the most recent review team found "no conclusive evidence" to support kickback allegations.

"As you are aware, the ECCC has suffered considerable damage, including to the morale of the staff ... following certain broad-brush allegations," Sean Visoth, director of administration for the ECCC, told reporters.

He felt the review was a vindication.

"Our organization and staff have indeed finally been shown to be ... maybe not perfect, maybe not the best possible, but capable, committed and above all, willing to learn," Visoth said.

And, of course, willing to accept donations.

Those involved with the court hope the positive findings will bolster donor confidence. In January, the ECCC upped its projected budget from $56.3-million to $170-million. But allegations of mismanagement gave donors pause.

Helen Jarvis, spokeswoman for the ECCC's Cambodian side, said the court is in discussions with donors and hopes to have a new budget finalized by the end of May.

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