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Admin workers at CASE stage anti-VP appointment protest
2013-10-07 13:41:23 | (0 Comments)
Administrative and ancillary members at CASE protesting outside the institution today. – Gareth Davis Sr photo
Monique Grange, Assistant News Editor – Radio
Administrative workers at the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) are now protesting against the appointment of Marlon Palmer to act in the position of vice-president.
Chief delegate for the administrative and ancillary staff, Veronica Palmer, says the workers are upset that Palmer, who was the Director of Human Resources, was promoted to the position of vice-president when he did not apply for the post.
She says administrative staff have also taken issue with the promotion of six other persons who worked in Palmer’s Department.
Palmer highlights that the appointment also demonstrates a conflict of interest as the acting vice-president sat on the panel that had interviewed the shortlisted candidates.
She says the workers want Palmer to be taken from that position and the post re-advertised and fresh interviews conducted.
A senior official at the Portland-based college has said that Palmer was asked by the board to act in the position until a permanent replacement has been identified.
However, the workers are not pleased with that response, insisting it was wrong to appoint him in the first place.
Palmer says the protest action will continue until the institution strips the acting VP of that post and restart the hiring process.
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