Wednesday, August 12, 2015

From the City of Pensacola HR Manual...Olson Violation Clear

Excerpts from the City HR Manual

The City reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including discharge, against any employee who has engaged in conduct which is contrary to the order, efficiency, or good name of the City, or conflicts with the best and valid interests of the City, its employees, and constituents.

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The continued success of City government is dependent upon the trust of residents, businesses, and others we serve. We are committed to preserving that trust. Each employee must recognize that the actions of any one employee can enhance or damage the reputation of all City employees. Each employee owes a duty to the City of Pensacola to act in a way that will merit the continued trust and confidence of the public.

Compliance with this policy of ethics and standard of conduct is the responsibility of every employee. Disregarding or failing to comply with this standard of business ethics and conduct can lead to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

Olson's Specific Violations

The general standard of conduct is that each employee should avoid any action which might result in or create the appearance of:

1. Using his or her public office for private gain;
2. Offering preferential treatment to any person;
3. Impeding the efficiency or economy of the City of Pensacola government;
4. Compromising the independence or impartiality of his or her office;
5. Adversely affecting the confidence of the public in the integrity of the City of Pensacola; or
6. Receiving compensation from any source other than the City of Pensacola for performing official duties for any work performed on behalf of or in connection with official City business.

City employees must, at all times, comply with all applicable laws and regulations. The City will not condone the activities of employees who achieve results through violation of the law or unethical business dealings. The City does not permit any activity that fails to stand the closest possible public scrutiny.

Link to City HR Manual


Anonymous said...

"The City does not permit any activity that fails to stand the closest possible public scrutiny."

The City doesn't. The mayor does.

Anonymous said...

This used to be true but certainly isn't any longer. The City's HR department used to write job descriptions and then announce jobs so people could apply. At the end of the announcement period, the applications were reviewed and the best qualified were interviewed. Then a tentative selection was made at which time background checks, drug tests, etc. were administered. Only after all that occurred did a person start working for the City. Should we guess whether or not that occurred after Hayward was elected? Start with Cosson & go from there.

Anonymous said...

You're kidding right? Publishing The City HR manual on code and ethics. It's very clear that Ashton Hayward could care less about code and ethics, that is, until the media and public get wind of it. Derek Cosson is still on the payroll. Give it some time and Fountain will be back on City payroll doing some type of bullshit "contract" work that I'm sure a Entry level City employee is probably more qualified to do than her. Someone posted on another thread that there is no HR. They were right. Edward Sisson, The Box Whisperer, was only hired because he has an extensive background in boxes. The 7th floor City higher ups lead by intimidation and fear. Intimidating those who fear losing their jobs. The Mayor started it, condom throwing Asmar played it, Reynolds the scapegoat played it, Castille got out when she saw how things really were played. Fountain, Olson.....Do you see a running theme here? 5 years, 5 people whose lives are probably worse off than when they started with the city. Who is the common denominator? 5 ÷ 1= Ashton.
Thanks to all of you who re-elected this brain fart twice. Ashton could be President of the United States one day. The only glimmer of hope is that I hope to be dead before that happens.

Anonymous said...

I question seriously the practice of Olsen checking "unlawful" activity in another government agency, when he cannot do the same for the one that he has been commissioned to oversee.

Thanks Maren for standing strong and giving right a voice.