Today, I came across an interesting article entitled “Fired State Worker Gets Job, Cash Settlement“. It is about a former Cabinet worker in former Kentucky Governor Ernie’s Fletcher’s administration. Apparently, Sarah Missy McCray was a victim of retaliation because she was a whistle blower in a hiring practice merit system scandal during Fletcher’s administration. McCray will receive $500,000 and a $62,500 per year job in current Governor Steve Beshear’s administration. Gov. Beshear indicated that the case was “one of the most egregious examples of how many state workers came to work each day fearing for their jobs. It left us with the task of cleaning up the mess created by the previous administration.”
The lawsuit alleged that former Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert retaliated against McCray for testifying before a Franklin County grand jury involved in the investigation. It alleges that Nighbert refused to approve McCray’s job performance bonus recommended by her supervisor. Fletcher issued a blanket pardon for those indicted, and all charges against him were dropped in an agreement with the attorney general’s office in which he admitted serious evidence of wrongdoing in his administration.
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