Retired city firefighter Andy Fardy takes a hose to city employees, he says, are moonlighting financially. Fardy commentary:
Every time you think someone in the Finch administration can’t screw up any more than they already have … they up and surprise you again.
This time it’s David Dunn our (cough, cough) temporary head of Civil Service. Mr. Dunn was hired after the city railroaded Ralph Jacobs out of the position.
Mr. Dunn has served as the head of Civil Service for a number of years. He is paid a salary of $120,000 per year plus great benefits and a pension.
The other day I was reading the Connecticut Post when I saw a story about a study that was done on the salary level of the Mayor of Shelton. I read where David Dunn, a management consultant was hired to do the salary study for the mayor’s position in Shelton.
The question is how much of his consultant work was done on city time? A person would think Dunn has Civil Service running at top speed and he has some free time.
Well Civil Service is not running up to speed and Dunn refuses to make any changes.
Here are just a few changes that were made to Civil Service and should be changed back the way they were.
1. All job applications for ALL city positions should be opened to city residents only. Presently the candidates can come from any city or state. One must remember David Dunn does not live here and the president of the civil service commission lives in Trumbull. Does anyone think they care about employing city residents?
2. They must set a mandatory age requirement for Police Officers and firefighters. Presently there is no maximum age requirement and we are hiring 45- and 55-year-old rookies who will never make the 25-year pension requirement and will end up with a disability pension. Federal Law allows for the setting of a maximum age for public safety officers.
I am also wondering about Tom McCarthy, the council president and city labor relations officer. He is at so many photo ops with Mayor Finch I thought they were joined at the hip, or is it lip? In either case is McCarthy being paid by the city at his labor relations pay or does anyone think he is taking vacation time for all these photo ops?
Tom, has anyone returned to the city the money you so generously donated to various charities in the names of 15 of the 20 council people?
How many others are working other jobs while on city time?