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This just in from a city worker, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, regarding an experience trying to report misconduct on the ethics hotline:

It took me almost an hour to make a report because I had to keep repeating the information over and over again because the person on the other end didn’t seem to understand what I was saying, and had a hard time spelling certain words. My coworker also found it frustrating. Another problem employees have is there is no clear indication where the information goes. I don’t know who the person is who is calling me or to what degree of confidentiality my information will be held. It is all very nebulous. And that is not reassuring in these times of uncertainty.

In the course of trying to communicate the problem, I did call the Office of Ethics and Integrity, and was told to call the Hotline, so his (Mayor Jerry Sanders’) suggestion in the press release that employees can go directly to the Office of Ethics and Integrity is apparently news to Jo Anne SawyerKnoll’s staff (I have to say, I don’t know any City employees who think that office is worth the million dollars plus that is being used to fund it). We are being told to cut our departments…we would like to see Sanders cut some of this fat he has created in his.

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And scroll down to see the results of the city ethics study referred to by this employee.

ANDREW DONOHUE

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