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Posted: Sunday, May 5, 2013 4:30 am

Is the city of Killeen’s employee grievance panel wasting its time?

That’s a legitimate question in the wake of last week’s decision by City Manager Glenn Morrison to uphold his firing of former finance director Barbara Gonzales.

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      2 comments:

      • Viktor posted at 10:17 pm on Sun, May 5, 2013.

        Viktor Posts: 316

        Review board member Rosa Hereford sees the panel’s role differently? She is a former six-term council member? Surely she knows the network in this town and how the show has always been run. How can she believe the board should have the final say in employee termination cases? That would be giving away authority & we know the network can't have that happen. Let's stick to the tried & true model of doing things in this town. It's always worked for the ones in charge & they can't afford to lose control.

         
      • Eliza posted at 7:08 pm on Sun, May 5, 2013.

        Eliza Posts: 541

        In this employee's review case, Yes the 4 on the review board had their time and their energy wasted, since if it was to run par for the course of the last 5 years, the employee stood no chance to receive her job back.

        Why were the people on the review board even ask to hear the case since it seems, that the outcome was already decided.

        If only one or even two of the board, had said, they thought Ms. Gonzales should have her job back, it would be one thing but, when All 4 made the same decision. That gives great doubt about choosing to fire her, especially since the woman had never had any problems that had been put on paper in her entire career with the city.

        Ms. Gonzales was punished by firing, because of supposedly not keeping the fleet service under control, which supposedly allowed stealing in an enormous amount by some of its employees.
        But the ones who were guilty of the stealing which caused Gonzales' firing, were not punished, but allowed to return what they said, they had taken !
        The citizens are suppose to believe all the items have been returned.

        This seems an unnatural, unfair out come, of the situation. Nearly Official Oppression to punish so harshly one for not knowing of crimes committed, but not the ones who committed the crimes
        It doesn't look good to the citizens of Killeen or anyone who has been following this case.

         

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