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Friday, March 25, 2016

Scottsboro Personnel Board Meeting March 24, 2016 - Regarding Debra "Dee" Diane Wolf - Concerns and Observations - Update April 7, 2016 Hearing for Termination

 This Personnel Board Hearing is an administrative procedure regarding former Rec Com employee  Ms. Debra "Dee" Diane Wolf.  Ms. Wolf was arrested on February 15, 2016 for alleged theft of cash from the Rec Com. Link - http://whnt.com/2016/02/16/scottsboro-city-employee-charged-with-theft/   The Personnel Board Hearing is to determine if  Ms. Wolf will remain on Administrative Leave with pay, face administrative leave without pay or termination. Administrative procedures rules are not the same as a court of law. Her criminal case outcome will be determined at a later date.  It is important to remember that an individual is innocent until proven guilty in a Court of Law.



There is a question regarding some members of this personnel board's qualifications and conflicts of interest in serving on this board.

The meeting WAS NOT called to order, Mr. Perry Guffey is the Personnel Board President. I began recording at 5PM when the attorney from Lanier-Ford began presenting documents to the personnel board. Prior to the meeting two events occurred. 1) Mrs. Bray,  the unlicensed private investigator - personnel board member, which Mayor Potter hired to follow the Personnel Director around in a retaliation - harassing action;  allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation in a Federal EEOC complaint have been filed and a separate civil law suit is pending, filed by another employee relating to harassment and retaliation. Mrs. Bray was heard to say, "should he be here videoing?" My reply,  "this is a public meeting." 2) Mrs Dixson, Personnel Director, asked Mr. Guffey if she could help him with something; Mr. Guffey's  reply, "I wasn't talking to you." Mrs. Dixson replied, "I thought you were asking me a question." In my opinion, Mr. Guffey's reply to Mrs. Dixson was rude and disrespectful. Guffey's comment  is not surprising considering the expressed conduct of some males in city government positions toward women. 

Postponement of the hearing - Mr. Guffey entered into a discussion with Mrs. Bray about postponement of the hearing, Mrs. Dixson was called forward. Mr. Guffey asked Mrs. Wolf if she would like for the board to suspend the proceedings until her attorney could be present, she stated "yes." Without a vote or consultation with the board Mr. Guffey declared, (quotes from video) "The board does not feel it would be right for you  to attend this meeting without your attorney here, and the city won't have an attorney here, there are certain things they know that we don't know and there are things I'm sure that you don't know, we are going to suspend this meeting tonight 'til a later day, until she can have her attorney here..."

Previous articles on this blog relating to this incident: http://arklite.blogspot.com/2016/02/deep-throat-informants-part-6-city-of.html  Articles on this blog relating to sexual harassment, retaliation and the involvement of Ms. Linda Bray, Personnel Board member and an unlicensed private investigator hired by Mayor Potter in a discriminatory - retaliatory action against the Personnel Director and another. (Pending Federal EEOC and local Circuit Court case action pending.) This series of blog articles also involves Council Member Keith Smith and his involvement in protecting Mayor Potter and attacks on the Scottsboro Personnel Director, as relayed to me by Scottsboro Merchants, and myself for my blog articles. This is discussed here due to the appearance of a serious conflict involving a member of the Scottsboro Personnel Board.  http://arklite.blogspot.com/search/label/Surveillance



The Scottsboro Personnel Board recommended termination. Mrs. Wolf may elect to appeal a decision from the personnel board to the city council. 

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