Civilian Personnel Hearing Board
Barbara Gonzales speaks during a personnel board hearing Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Killeen City Hall.
- Statement by Killeen City Manager Glenn Morrison, provided by city:
I thank the Civilian Personnel Hearing Board for their service. I have considered the board’s recommendation and thought carefully about this matter. My decision to terminate Barbara Gonzales was based on my supervision of her as Finance Director culminating in her actions related to the Fleet Services investigation. She admitted to defying the police chief’s directive not to go to the Fleet Services building during the investigation, violated the directives of her administrative leave when she attempted to contact an employee multiple times about the Fleet Services investigation and then lied to a police investigator about the attempted contact. There was no evidence presented during the hearing refuting any of these facts; therefore, I stand behind my original decision, and I am upholding her termination.
The city staff continues to move forward as a team and remains focused on our mission to provide the absolute best services to the citizens of Killeen.
Posted: Friday, May 3, 2013 4:30 am
Updated: 7:52 pm, Fri May 3, 2013.
Posted on May 3, 2013
Killeen City Manager Glenn Morrison on Thursday rejected a recommendation by the city employee grievance board to reinstate fired finance director Barbara Gonzales.
Gonzales was terminated Dec. 12 after a two-month internal investigation of the city’s Fleet Services Department revealed widespread theft at the city motor pool, which was under her purview at the time.
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Friday, May 3, 2013 4:30 am.
Updated: 7:52 pm.