All told, her new hires total about $653,000 in base salary costs, and the salary increases that accompanied promotions, not counting one executives unknown bump in pay, total $62,000, reported Tulsa World. [In one day alone], five new employees with salaries totaling $290,500 were hired.
This isnt the first time Barresi drew criticism for hiring decisions since last years Republican primary defeat.
[She faced] calls for her immediate resignation in late September when she created a new position and hired the husband of her general counsel, Kim Richey, to fill it, Tulsa World reported.
Barresis tenure as state superintendent ended officially last week.