Friday, March 15, 2013

BlueWare Not Using Available Training Funds

MELBOURNE, Florida - BlueWare, Inc. has used only $1,224 of a $760,000 contract with Brevard Workforce for employee training. 

Only one worker had been trained as a Document Management Specialist as of March 1, 2013, according to Denise Beasley, Communications Director of Brevard Workforce.  The Brevard Workforce Board of Directors approved the funding in November 2012.

The request for training funds is employer driven when they identify a need to train new employees,” Beasley said.  When asked whether BlueWare has requested more assistance, she replied, “Again, these requests are employer driven.”

Beasley added that these contracts are primarily for workers who have little experience in the job for which they are applying.
“Employer based training applications are submitted when a job candidate has limited or no work experience in the occupation.  Each request is reviewed, and if approved, individual on-the-job training contracts are executed.  The employer agrees to hire the candidate, provide the training and retain the individual as an employee at the conclusion of the agreement if the trainee has met all the common and documented employment standards.”

According to the US Department of Labor, the job description for the Document Management Specialist position is “implement and administer enterprise-wide document management systems and related procedures that allow organizations to capture, store, retrieve, share, and destroy electronic records and documents.”
Beasley said that the training disciplines for the one worker “comprised multiple technical skills and job duties required by employer to be proficient in the DMS role as determined by BlueWare.”

According to documents filed with the Florida Department of State, BlueWare, Inc. dissolved their Florida Certificate of Domestication and Articles of Incorporation on December 21, 2012.  Beasley said that this does not alter any Brevard Workforce agreements with BlueWare “at this time.”
Representatives from BlueWare, Inc. did not respond to a media request regarding this story. 

When Gov. Scott announced last May that BlueWare, Inc. would re-locate to Brevard County, it was predicted that 190 jobs would be created.  In November 2012, Matt DuPree of BlueWare said that 25 people had been hired.
BlueWare, Inc. has a $6.1 million contract with the Clerk’s office to digitize court records.  BlueWare received all of its funding up front in October 2012 through a deal between former clerk Mitch Needelman and Hewlett Packard Financial Services.  Current clerk Scott Ellis has consistently called the contract a “sham.”

Ellis recently noted to Brevard Times, “We’re definitely not paying the note with HP.  We may be entering litigation with BlueWare.”

32 comments:

  1. So there is $759K sitting there unused by Blue No-Ware that could be helping a legitimate biz create jobs? Im sure that is nice to hear to the thousands of unemployed in the area.

    Thanks again Rick Scott, EDC/Weatherman, Needelman, Harr, and the associated band of thieves. Your actions with this scam Blueware/Harr have cost this county financially, and is further harming local employment instead of the goal of helping it. And you, Harr have the audacity to be all ‘private-open-housey’ about the stolen building and $$$$. It will now take a near act of congress to move these employment funds back to be used legitimately – before they disappear.

    Charles: What is the origin of these funds to Brevard Workforce (besides ultimately us) – EDC, Enterprise FL, the Clerk of Court?

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  2. Also, are we able to find out how many people have claimed unemployment against this company. I’m sure that is some more $ thousands $ in the loss column, seeing as they have paid squat into the system.

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  3. So let me get this straight, they came to Florida claiming all these wonderful things they were going to do for the citizens of Brevard County and as soon as Rose gets her hand caught in the cookie jar she picks up her bags and leaves town.

    Why is no one holding her accountable?

    Why is she allowed not to answer any questions?

    Why is she not forced to pay back any money she has stolen from the county?

    What happened to all the claims she made of what she and Blueware were going to do?

    It seems to me she played this county like her own personal song telling everyone what they wanted to hear so she would get incentives, news media coverage and a big fat check for $8.1 million and now she is allowed to skip town.

    Absolutely pathetic. Every elected official that allowed this to happen should be fired. Everyone told you this was happening and you all turned a blind eye to this and allowed Kaitlin and their media machine call us liars.

    I am embarrassed to say I live in this county and we will remember on election day.

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  4. Here is a six degrees of seperation for you. Lt. Governor is friends with Matt Dupree - Matt Dupree is friends with the Colonel - the Colonel took Lt Governor's old job at VA - Blueware all of a sudden becomes interested in promoting hiring veterans (and in reality they have only hired 2 and already fired 1) to get some credit and state incentives. I wonder where Matt and Rose got the idea of hiring veterans. Hey guys the whole concept behind hiring a veteran is to help the veteran not steal more money from the state to line your pockets.

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  5. You have $800,000 to train new employees from the county - you have to hire 190 employees and you only hire 25 - seriously does no one see this as a problem -

    Let's think you don't hire people if

    you don't have money - got that covered the county is providing that.

    you don't have a need - you won a contract for $8 million dollars to scan 4 million documents and you only scanned 9,000 so far.

    you don't have space - have the EDC gave you almost a million for a brand new enormous building.

    you don't have candidates - the reason you moved here was because of a talent rich pool of applicants.

    Let's see - maybe you never really plan on fulfilling the contract and you are going to take all the money that has been given to you already, move to the UK, sell the building that was given to you and work with a skeleton crew.

    I guess step one in that process would be dissolving your corporation.

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    1. "9,000".... the real funny thing is "a Document Management Specialist" scans about that in a 8 hour shift.... FYI they once had a status meeting to discuss getting a shelving unit that would not fall down and a phone line that worked.... Too funny

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  6. She got the Hammer... so what you gonna do?

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  7. http://www.blueware.us/images%5CPressReleases%5Cbrevard%20county%20clerk%20scanning%2010-17-2012.pdf


    :-)

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    1. I read that press release and basically nothing was true in any word of it.

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  8. Hey, how is the 120K for Digital Pens working out? People forget about that one... you can buy them for $89.. Just saying...

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    1. Great point on the digital pen. I read something how they were going to force - sorry I mean have the county buy - this new / old technology that would take everyone into the dark - sorry I mean light - ages. Instead of using computers, the county could use these very expensive pens to capture signatures. Very cool - unfortunately, the technology is old, expensive and has been around forever and no one has adopted it in a main stream production. But leave it to the old snake oil woman to try and sell it to a sucker.

      Can we find out exactly what the $120,000 went for and how much of it is in production today?

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  9. Just for giggles I searched some of the Rose Harr Florida Corps on SunBiz.org and I found 12... count them 12 separate companies she has filled in the State of Florida.... LOL

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  10. BLUEWARE, INC
    BLUEWARE, INC.
    BLUEWARE CLOUD, LLC
    BLUEWARE DOD, LLC
    BLUEWARE EIRE, LLC
    BLUEWARE INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    BLUEWARE INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    BLUEWARE LAND, LLC
    BLUEGEM, LLC
    BLUEGEM, LLC
    BLUESCAN, LLC
    ROSEWARE, LLC

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    1. Its like fishing.. you have a better chance of hooking moron politicans if you put out more bait.

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  11. I think you missed one - I thought I heard about a company she was calling BlueZen. It was supposed to take SalesForce.com down and revolutionize the whole sales management process.

    Who knows maybe she was going to implement the 23 Steps to a Sale process that has never worked for her yet. How are those sales going these days?

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    1. For all you young sales people out there. Just remember that according to the greatest salesperson in the world, Rose Harr, the secret to closing a deal is to send your prospect a coffee mug, pen, and packet of tea. Oh, and do not forget to send a cup and packet to the entire management team and Board of Directors as well. Rule #1, without completing every step in her 23 Steps to a Sale, you WILL NOT close a deal.

      Now, never mind that BlueWare has not closed a new sale except for Brevard County Clerk of Courts, in 4 years. That is the fault of all the sales people she has hired and fired. It could not possibly because she has no product and the 23 Step to a Sale is a joke. Could it?

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  12. Yes...BLUEZEN is another one she filled.... talk about a screw loose

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  13. Now Roseware she once described as her pet project company. She planned on making and producing movies and writing books to share her insights to the world with everyone.

    I know when I think of the great movie producers and writers of the last 10 years Rose's name usually comes to the top of the list.

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  14. Matt Dupree in November said 25 people had been hired. That is probably an accurate number. The follow-up question is: How many of those 25 have been fired or quit?

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  16. It is a great move on the part of our honest Clerk of the Court, Scott Ellis, to not pay the note to HP.

    Also, litigation should be (and is) being prepared.

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  17. FDLE just made an arrest in Palm Beach County at the Clerk of the Court office - I sure hope they are driving north on I95 and stop by in Melbourne to make some arrests.

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  18. The blog is best & use-full. As,Documents is something that a organization generates in a loads and loads of numbers. Managing these documents requires document management systems which is capable of managing these numbers. Looking forward for more information on this.

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  19. Sanath, you need to read the other posts on this company and this sham of a contract. DO NOT under any circumstance go to work for Blueware. This is a horrible company to work for. Unemployment is better than working for Blueware.

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  20. I have never seen such a bunch of misinformation as is posted on this site. The information is twisted and much of the information is not correct. Hide behind Anonymous Mr. Ellis, but I am sure the complete truth will come out and you will be running for the hills yourself!

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    1. Thanks for sharing Kaitlan. You need to go back to college and get away from that psycho mom you have. She has polluted your mind and when Blueware/gem/zen/whatever goes under, you will have no college degree, no job, and a nutjob for a mother. Nice future you have carved out for yourself girl.

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  21. As a former Michigan BlueWhatever employee, this has all been intriguing to watch. I very well remember the day Rose returned from her first Florida trip and bragged about the new contracts and all the money....while we were all wondering how she would make payroll that week. I was hired and 'Laid off' in a three month period, ending March 2012 just after the move was announced. So many people were let go in Michigan to fund this adventure, all while Rose and kids jetted to FL and the UK and back again. Showing pictures of her wonderful new place...paid for by you of course. I learned the term Vaporware only after I was hired by BlueWare, lol! They were masters of it. Rose is literally the most unstable, frightening person; I think she is a true sociopath. You should also ask how she gets away with all of the UK trips, she made all of us lie about why we were entering the UK on work trips. We were always there to visit good old Barry Geaney, an old family friend! There is sooooo much bitterness and hate I'd love to spew, but it won't do any good. I just hope when the lawsuit moves forward, that they think to subpoena Michigan employees who might have been hired at the beginning of this process, most heard way too much for Rose's comfort.

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  22. I am a former Michigan BW employee and was interviewed by the FDLE. Hopefully more people have been as well.

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  23. After reading all of these posts, I'm thinking were did all of the Blueware supporters go? Look at the posts after the Oct 2012 Article entitled "8.5 million Brevard Court of County Records Digitizing Underway." Where are all of the fools now?

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  24. The employees haven't been paid in 6 weeks people losing everything

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  25. This so called blueware company is such a scam. It's so sad, I can attest to the fact that we were not paid on time, more than once. They lied right to your face. Rose, Kaitlin and her son David have no business sense. They would take trips around the world, ie, "Malaysia, Fiji", etc. Who paid for that? The day they came back from the trip, they couldn't meet payroll. So what did they do? They let 5 people go. In the next couple weeks, they let 5 more people go. After that, people have been leaving like flies. Not only are they thieves, but cold hearted and self-centered. They can smile right to your face and turn and stab you right in the back, without batting an eye. "COLOSSAL FRAUD"

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