Office supplies are essential for any business, but one government organization is facing a backlash after purchasing $374 headsets and $153 automatic tape dispensers.
The Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is under fire for poor fiscal oversight by county auditors after the organization spent more than $709,000 in 2015 for supplies and equipment, according to the Los Angeles Times.
"It's appropriate to keep employees safe and healthy," Philip Browning, head of the DCFS, told the Times. "We spend a huge amount of money on workers' comp. We need to address that."
The DCFS director said that equipment purchases were made to decrease future workers' compensation claims. Payouts for injuries topped $14 million a year in the previous two years.