If confirmed, David Allen will receive a substantial increase in pay, so what does he do?
He uses his position at the Pensacola Fire Department to back door attempt to leverage his employees to show up to "share his journey" IN UNIFORM WHETHER ON DUTY OR OFF DUTY
EXCUSE ME, BUT WHY ARE CITIZENS PAYING FOR FIREFIGHTERS ON DUTY TO ATTEND A COUNCIL MEETING.
THIS IS A DIRECT VIOLATION OF THE CITYS CODE OF ETHICS AND IS A CRIME!
The Pensacola Human Resource Manual states:
An employee may not: take any part in a political campaign during normal working hours; use his or her official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the result of an election or nomination for office;
The Manual continues:
4. The uniform can be worn to and from work including incidental stops but shall not be worn under any circumstances for personal use.
5. Uniforms issued by the City with logo patches, may not be worn at times other than during performance of City duties.
Allen sent the following email to all Fire Department employees:
From: David Allen
Date: Mon, Jun 06, 2016 at 9:09 AM
Subject: Fwd: Confirmation
The City Council has scheduled to consider my confirmation as Fire Chief on June 13, 2016 at 5:20 p.m. in the Hagler Mason conference room on the second floor of City Hall.
Many have been a part of my journey, and I consider you an important part. I would be honored should you choose to attend. You may be in uniform, whether on or off duty.
I am proud of Pensacola, I am proud of the Pensacola Fire Department and I am appreciative of your support.
David E. Allen
City of Pensacola
The man is not even in office and he is ENCOURAGING on duty AND off duty employees to violate the employee manual.
Where is Sisson. We need another investigation!
David Allen is not the right person for this job! The Department needs someone WITHOUT the history and baggage associated with decades inside the Department.