Start here: the Wisconsin Dep't of Children and Families has a lot of issues. Fraud, mis-management, internal ripoff schemes, unfathomably dumb child-placement moves, all occurring within the last 2-3 years.
Kinda paints a picture for you, no?
Now look at Archer.
Separating the typical Holloway egoism and political BS from the rest of the comments he and others made, what you get, net-net, is a tough, smart, demanding manager who didn't use BS and didn't accept it, either.
EXACTLY the sort of critter that DCF needs, desperately. IOW, Archer is a trouble-shooter who has the confidence of the Governor and who can be expected to clean out an Augean stable, (which happens to be the subtitle of DCF in Milwaukee).
IOW, instead of assuming--as do Bice and a lot of others--that Archer took a reduction in salary because of some nefarious dark-of-night coverup scheme, let's think a bit differently: maybe Archer took the job because Walker begged her to go into that manure-pit and fix it. That would explain the jump in compensation TOWARD (but not equalling) her last salary at DOA. That, and Archer's sense of 'duty.'
Of course, that means that Archer's declaration "I did nothing wrong" is true, and that may well be the case. Based on the remarks made, even by people who are politically opposed to everything Walker did or said, there is not a hint of "dishonest" or "dishonorable" in the remarks. And 'dishonorable' is the accusation implied in the other theory, no?
There's a lot of room for finding that Archer did not know anything, ever, about politicking with Gummint facilities and equipment. There's also a lot of room to find that Archer never, ever, approved of such activity if she DID know of it.
In fact, based on the remarks in the JS article, there's a strong likelihood that Archer was entirely innocent and that the raid will find that that is the case.