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Employee was not provided with adequate notice of grounds for demotion.

Topic: Employment, Decided by Judge Teate 
Docket Number: 1634698 , Decision Date: 2016-04-13 
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A community service board was not authorized to demote a classified employee for alleged “misconduct,” “inefficiency in performing assigned duties” and “conduct reflecting discredit” on the board where the notice of the proposed demotion provided only that the board had received complaints from six employees, [..] Read More..

DOT employee dismissed for making personal use of government vehicle.

Topic: Employment, Decided by Judge Woodard 
Docket Number: 1548536 , Decision Date: 2015-08-03 
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The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) launched an investigation into one of its employees in response to a report that the employee frequented a pool hall during work hours using his state-issued vehicle.  Using a GPS tracking device, the GDOT determined that the employee used [..] Read More..

Former county commissioner’s retirement benefits reduced for public employment related crime.

Topic: Employment, Decided by Judge Baxter 
Docket Number: 1542632 , Decision Date: 2015-05-14 
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A former county commissioner‘s retirement benefits were reduced after pleading guilty to accepting a bribe and violating his oath of office.  Pursuant to Georgia law, the former commissioner’s benefits were reduced by an amount to three times the economic impact of his abuse of governmental [..] Read More..

County Nurse Manager dismissed for serious mismanagement of local health department.

Topic: Employment, Decided by Judge Brown 
Docket Number: 1520671 , Decision Date: 2015-04-06 
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Petitioner, a county nurse manager, was demoted and reassigned for training based upon allegations of an employee under her direct supervision, later corroborated by other employees, that she demonstrated a lack of work ethic, competence, and professionalism.  Petitioner was subsequently terminated after the nursing managers [..] Read More..

Classified employee dismissed for failure to return to duty.

Topic: Employment, Decided by Judge Teate 
Docket Number: 1518105 , Decision Date: 2015-03-11 
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After a workplace injury, Petitioner was placed on leave without pay while she received worker’s compensation benefits. Once those benefits expired, the Department of Revenue paid out the annual and sick leave benefits that she had accumulated during her tenure.  After exhausting all of her [..] Read More..

Engineer demoted for negligence and inefficiency in performing assigned duties.

Topic: Employment, Decided by Judge Teate 
Docket Number: 1523425 , Decision Date: 2015-02-20 
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The Georgia Department of Transportation (“DOT”) demoted Petitioner from Assistant Area Engineer to Construction Project Engineer after he failed to follow up with his contractors to ensure that the DOT’s permits were updated and, in a separate incident, unilaterally approved his contractor to undercut and [..] Read More..

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