Nothing about this "plan" saves the taxpayers $1.
At the time of this email, the employee was out on personal leave.
On April 11, 2017, the unqualified Merritt who had absolutely ZERO port experience when he was reassigned from City Hall to the port, is forwarded an email from the Port Director sharing that the Port employee will be out one more week on personal leave.
Question 1: Is it proper HR procedure for a Department head to forward a direct reports email concerning PTO to another subordinate?
The two subordinates merely work in the same office. Neither has cross job responsibilities. The Port employee informs every person she liaises with of her absence.
Question 2: Obviously from the response Miller gets from Merritt, the two have discussed the collusive plan previously. How long has the Port employee been subjected to this HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT with her boss and another peer plotting her demise?
Also on April 11, 2017, Merritt responds to Miller begging for a promotion to Assistant or Deputy Port Director, a job he is totally unqualified for and does not exist in the City's job classification system.
Question 3: Is it proper HR procedure for direct reports to lobby their supervisor to terminate another employee not in their chain of command in order to promote them?
Question 4: Who is managing the Port anyway? Merritt or Miller? Are the inmates running the asylum?
Question 5: How does running a Navy department repairing aircraft (actually run by Chiefs) qualify this yip yo to be Assistant Port Director?
Question 6: Has Merritt ever brought $1 of revenue to the Port in his marketing position?
Finally, Miller responds she is already working on the job changes to eliminate the long term City employee and who she is going to reassign the work to and give raises to.
Question 7: Is it proper HR procedure for a Department head to discuss the termination of another employee to that employee's peer?
Question 8: Was HR ever informed of this plot?
Question 9: Did Miller tell HR or Olson she was conspiring with Merritt to effect this change?
Remember this is April!! Merritt knows two months ago that Miller is trying to FIRE his peer and the proposed plot!!
Ed Sisson, you can either take action on Miller and Merritt or:
- expect to see these documents again when you are deposed.
- be able to explain how this collusion between a Department head and her subordinate to fire another City employee for the professional and financial gain of one of her peers is acceptable.
- be able to explain how this plot that has been in the works for over two months DID NOT CREATE A HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT for the employee.