Will The GM Be Fired ?
Posted: May 8, 2023
Newberry Springs Community Alliance
by Ted Stimpfel
It has been reported that some days, Newberry
Springs has a missing person. It is the CSD's General Manager.
When she should be on duty working her job in
Newberry, she has been reported collecting another paycheck
working as the General Manager of the Daggett CSD.
This simultaneous employment she proudly acknowledged
to me a couple of months ago during a public CSD meeting. She
challenged me that what she was doing is O.K. to do.
Collecting two paychecks for the same time worked
doesn't seem to settle well with some Newberry CSD
With the Daggett CSD competing for the very
same grants as the Newberry CSD and when there are differences
of opinion with the promotion of solar and other items, there
are definitely conflicts of interest.
Since the revelation of the General Manager's
conflicts of interest, doubling-dipping paycheck, and her general
inability of carrying out the policies and desires of the
board of directors, the Newberry CSD board has been having an
unusual number of secretive closed-session meetings.
One can logically conclude that the closed sessions
may have everything to do with their General Manager. One can also
conclude that the toxicity of the General Manager's out-of-control
actions of multiple employments has been stressing the directors.
Another Newberry CSD Special Meeting and closed session
has been publicly posted for Tuesday night, May 9th., at 6 P.M.
My question is why wasn't she fired long ago? The board's
aiding and abetting of the GM's continued employment has been
contrary to good public policy.
As I have previously opined, the General Manager
has been an ineffective employee. She has not demonstrated the
temperament, interpersonal skills, or wisdom necessary
for the public position.
She has alienated the Commodities volunteers, members
of the public, and some of the directors of the board.
The General Manager was hired by default after the
passing of the previous GM, Le Hayes, after no one else applied
for the poorly promoted position. She has served at the will of
the board. That will appears to have ended.