Friday, January 8, 2010

E-Mail Mishap Leads to Earlier-Than-Expected Layoffs of City Workers

Westbrook Deputy Fire Chief Thaddeus Soltys and two
other city employees were laid off Friday, Mayor Colleen Hilton confirmed late
in the day. The action came several days earlier than Hilton had planned because
on Wednesday, she accidentally sent an e-mail meant for Police Chief Bill Baker,
City Administrator Jerre Bryant and Human Resources Kristy Gould, in which she
mentioned the deputy chief's layoff, to all members of the fire and rescue
department. That set off a flurry of activity in City Hall and ultimately led to
the layoffs being handed out Friday, rather than later this month.
- John C.L. Morgan

Related: More on York Street Shakeup (January 6, 2010)
Reatled: Hilton Wastes No Time Shaking Things Up (January 4, 2010)

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