Manager of group homes dismissed because of financial irregularities and security breaches.

Topic: Employment, Decided by: Judge Beaudrot 
Docket Number: 1415183 , Decision Date: January 2, 2014 
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Petitioner was appropriately dismissed under the State Personnel Board Rule that permits a classified employee to be terminated for “negligence or inefficiency in performing assigned duties.”  Petitioner’s duties included managing and supervising the operation of two group homes. Her incompetence and negligence were demonstrated by, first, a strong pattern of financial irregularities at the facilities, and, second, a failure to keep intruders from entering the facilities.  Even though she may not have been directly responsible for missing funds, the various incidents occurred because of her poor management.

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