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Assistant to Brooksville city manager files complaint against her

BROOKSVILLE — An assistant to City Manager Jennene Norman-Vacha filed a complaint this week claiming that her boss has created a hostile work environment and that she no longer wishes to have her as a supervisor.

Jeanne Moore Griffin, who has worked as an analyst with the city since 2009, alleged in the complaint filed Tuesday with the human resources office that Norman-Vacha was verbally abusive to her in a conversation last month when she presented information that the city had won a National Trail Designation award from the U.S. Interior Department.

Moore also stated that she is owed an undisclosed amount of overtime pay dating back to the beginning of her employment, and that Norman-Vacha refused to compensate her and told her that such tasks are required of the staff.

"I continued to work in a hostile work environment and I am seeking relief and help," Moore wrote in her complaint, adding that she is requesting immediate removal of Norman-Vacha as her supervisor.

Neither Moore nor Norman-Vacha could be reached for comment Thursday. Moore was absent from work due to a death in the family; Norman-Vacha's administrative assistant said she was on vacation.

Hired in 2007, Norman-Vacha, who earns $89,336 a year, has been criticized by some council members in annual evaluations for her handling of personnel matters. In her evaluation in March, the council cumulatively gave her a C+, earning a 3.47 out of a possible 5.

The city's employee policy allows seven days for city officials to make a written response to employee complaints.

Logan Neill can be reached at (352) 848-1435 or lneill@sptimes.com.

Assistant to Brooksville city manager files complaint against her 06/09/11 [Last modified: Thursday, June 9, 2011 7:28pm]

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