Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Eric Olson Broke His Own Policy and Has No Honor!

Eric Olson targeted Melanie Nichols.  No question.  Here are the facts and they are undeniable (even to Mr. Levin):


  • On July 2, 2015, Eric Olson called Melanie Nichols boss to allege an improper action of using her government email for "personal business".  That personal business was not really "personal" but related to the City. Link-to-Olson-Phone-Record
  • Only July 7, 2015, Eric Olson put out an email to department heads that stated:   "As a reminder – it is a violation of federal agency policies if an employee of one of those agencies uses his or her email account to conduct personal business. The clearest example in our area is when employees at area military installations use their .mil (navy.mil, dod.mil, etc.) email accounts to correspond with City employees about matters that are not for official Government business. If you receive inquiries from someone using a .mil or other federal email domain that is not related to official Government business please politely remind the sender to communicate from his or her personal account."  Link to Copy of Olson Email

 
At this point, Mr. Olson asserts that Melanie should not have sent the email from her account to the City and has instructed the City employees what to do if someone using a federal account to correspond with City employees about matters that are "not official government business"

Now here is where the deceit and lies surrounding Olson's actions regarding Nichols fall apart.

On July 20, 2015 at 7:30pm Kris Tande, a retired Navy Captain who works in Senator Rubio's local office sends an email to Eric Olson which states (spelling errors are left in):

"I know the VA has been interested meeting with apprpriate city staff to discuss. Evidently its not appropriate for then to reach out to the city. Perhaps you can have staff reach out to them and get a brief on what its all about and possibly a larger venue in the future."

The email is concerning veterans issues.  The email is sent from: Kris_Tande@rubio.senate.gov

The emails are below in their entirety.

Questions that prove Olson has no honor:

  • Was the email from friend Kris Tande, from the office of Senator Marco Rubio of the Great State of Florida, or from a local volunteer for veterans?
  • If the email was on behalf of the Senator would it be so poorly spelled and informal?
  • Does the office of Senator Marco Rubio conduct official Senate business at 7:30pm and sign the email Vr Kris (with no last name or official contact information)?
  • If a personal friend using his US government work account, why did Olson not ask his friend to use his personal email according to his own policy?
  • Didn't Olson violate his own policy?
  • Is the whole conversation meant to back channel do what the VA can not do according to Tande himself?
  • Olson acting on the email's requests also violates his own policy.
  • Why did Mr. Olson not send an email to Senator Rubio informing him of Mr. Tande's use of his senatorial account for personal business?
  • Why was it right to inform on Nichols but not on Tande?
  • Shouldn't Olson lead by example?
  • Shouldn't Olson punish himself for breaking his own rule?
  • Is this a do as I say not as I do, Mr. Olson?
Eric Olson, you have no honor!
Eric Olson, you targeted Melanie Nichols!
Eric Olson, when your buddy broke YOUR rules you did NOTHING!
Eric Olson, you broke your own instructions!
Eric Olson, you have brought shame on the office of the Mayor!

ERIC OLSON YOU SHOULD RESIGN OR BE FIRED!

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From: Tande, Kris (Rubio) [mailto:Kris_Tande@rubio.senate.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2015 12:49 PM
To: Eric Olson
Subject: RE: Pensacola Stand Down 2015

Eric, thank you very much. The move is 95% complete. Feels strange. I served four Senators in the Federal Courthouse. But the new digs are nice and workable. Cheers, Kris

From: Eric Olson [mailto:EOlson@cityofpensacola.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2015 12:42 PM
To: Tande, Kris (Rubio)
Subject: RE: Pensacola Stand Down 2015

Kris – just following up. Our housing office is in touch with the VA’s POC and we’ve extended our offer to help with the outreach campaign. Hope your move is complete because I think that it’s only gotten hotter.

- Eric

From: Tande, Kris (Rubio) [mailto:Kris_Tande@rubio.senate.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 11:05 AM
To: Eric Olson <EOlson@cityofpensacola.com>
Subject: Re: Pensacola Stand Down 2015

Eric. Thanks so much. I think if ya'll connect with them that should suffice. Please have someone let me know how it goes. This office move is hot work. Kris

From: Eric Olson [mailto:EOlson@cityofpensacola.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 09:43 AM Eastern Standard Time
To: Tande, Kris (Rubio)
Subject: RE: Pensacola Stand Down 2015


Kris – thanks for forwarding. I worked with the Gulf Coast Veteran Advocacy Council on previous stand downs and I know that the City’s Housing Office routinely participates. I’ll reach out to the VA rep and see if there is something else that the City can do to add value to this year’s event. If you think a meeting with some of the key players is in order I’d be happy to participate. Since you’re between offices we could meet in City Hall. At a minimum we can use the City’s social media tools to promote the event. We get really good reach with some of them.

V/r

From: Tande, Kris (Rubio) [mailto:Kris_Tande@rubio.senate.gov]
Sent: Monday, July 20, 2015 7:30 PM
To: Eric Olson
Subject: Fw: Pensacola Stand Down 2015

Eric, fyi. I've participated in several of these stand downs for homeless vets. I know the VA has been interested meeting with apprpriate city staff to discuss. Evidently its not appropriate for then to reach out to the city. Perhaps you can have staff reach out to them and get a brief on what its all about and possibly a larger venue in the future. I'm between offices since the fed courthouse was emptied. Should have an office by the end of the month. Would be happy to set up a meet at our new office if needed. We will be in 700 S. Palafox suite 125. Congrats again on your great promotion. Vr, Kris

Pensacola area Homeless Veterans Stand Down 2015
When: Friday, October 23, 2015
Where: VA Joint Ambulatory Care Center
790 Veterans Way, Pensacola, FL 32507
8 am to 1pm

Hello – we need your support to help homeless veterans in the Pensacola area.

The 2015 Pensacola area Homeless Veterans Stand Down is an event dedicated to providing services to homeless men and women who have served in any branch of the military. This event is in honor of their commitment to serve and protect our country and our way of saying thank you in your time of need. During the event, participants will have the opportunity to learn about benefits and services that are available to them as well as receive food, clothing, health screenings, etc.
The Stand Down brings all service providers, community supporters and housing and employment specialists together in one place to provide the most comprehensive atmosphere possible.

Please show your support for our community’s veterans by being a Provider at the Stand Down. Provider application is attached. Deadline September 18, 2015.

Thank you.

Rose Hulsey, MSW, LCSW

Veterans Justice Outreach Specialist
Gulf Coast VAHCS
VA Joint Ambulatory Care Center
790 Veterans Way
Pensacola, FL 32507
850-912-2067

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Someone needs to do "the honorable thing" and call his boss and report him.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this, Maren. It appears that Mr. Olson suffers from selective panty wadding...

Anonymous said...

Hayward must resign too.

Anonymous said...

Real point is this...why are city of pensacola taxpayer dollars being spent to pay this puke for "policing" federal employees. That is NOT YOUR JOB ERIC!!!!!! I don't buy your story and your cocaine snorting boss's story that you were just trying to "do the right thing" Hey Olson....how bout just get back to work doing things for the city and the citizens of the city instead of playing Barney Fife. You, mr. Olson are a disgrace to all who serve and have served in our military. I hope you go down in flames - you deserve it. Jerk.

Anonymous said...

This Administration is the worst in Pensacola's history. Ms. Castille and Mr. Reynolds were twice as professional as this man. He is an embarrassment.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Reynolds, yes...Colleen Castille, NO!!! City employees were just as happy to see her get her box as they were to see Tamara Fountain get hers!