from: Ted Noftall 6:35 PM
to Bob, Dennis, don, Drew, Mayor, Greg
Mayor and Council,
While the revised personnel projections have not been released which is curious in and of itself, it is commonly understood that the ICMA Special Gifts for Select Employees program has been eliminated from the FY 2014 budget.
If that is accurate that only leaves the matter of how the current and prior year un-authorized contributions to a select upper management few who found favor with the former Manager are going to be handled.
As you know this program was offered to fewer than 30 employees out of 400 with the former manager and his department heads being the heavy hitters and with lesser contributions for assistants heads and select few others.
Accordingly I would ask:
1) Is the City going to make an effort to recoup those un-authorized payments, OR
2) Are they going to be authorized retroactively if such a maneuver can be accomplished legally, AND if so how is the matter of inherent fairness to the 90 plus percent of employees who were excluded from this special gift program going to be addressed ???