Hired - Then Fired?
If true, this would be priceless:
- And the fun continues.
Tina Skahill made her triumphant return to the department as assistant general counsel in the office of legal affairs. Her first day of work was Nov 1, Tuesday. She was promptly terminated on Wednesday, Nov 2.
Turns out CPD Human Resources, specifically "The Don", have no idea that we operate under something called a "hiring plan" which is allegedly some type of hiring procedure the city follows to ensure fair and open hiring processes.
There is someone who knows all about the hiring plan though, that is the inspector general, who ordered Tina removed from the payroll. Turns out ole Joe wants to enforce policies that require at least the charade of fair hiring instead of just picking someone based on their flavor or their association with some prestigious or noble organization. Tina will likely be back after the department goes through the song and dance of actually posting the job and "considering" applicants. Anyone who applies other than Tina is a complete fool.
Kudos to whomever blew the whistle on this nonsense, word is it was someone from the inside whose has been on the outs with the new regime for some time (you could FOIA it to find out). Just another example as to what happens when the department is left to its own devices with no oversight. The Don specifically is either complicit in his duties or part of the corruption, either way, not someone who should be running a major department's human resources division.
The best and the brightest indeed!
Would someone please show O'Neil the door? This tool causes the City and the Department more headaches than a CompStat meeting.