GSA's Mobile Director Gets Double Suspension: As House Summons Director-General
Following his one month suspension in April by the General Services Agency (GSA) for allegedly violating chapter 4, sub-section 4.2.2c of the Civil Service Standing Order, the Director of Mobile of the GSA Mr. Washington S. Dahn has again falling in hot water with his employer, (GSA) thus slapping him with another one month suspension beginning June 27, 2012.
It can be recalled that Mr. Dahn was among eight employees of the GSA who were slammed with penalties ranging from one month to indefinite suspensions in April for what GSA authorities said were actions in violation of the Civil Service Standing Order at it relates to work ethics.
Mr. Dahn who return to work on May 11, 2012 after servicing his suspension is on the brink of losing his job if the latest letter of suspension served him yesterday is anything to go by as it clearly stated that the suspension letter is the finally and that any repetition of such behavior will leave administration with no other alternative but to terminate his service.
The letter signed by the Director of Personnel and approved by the Director-General Madam Pearine Davis-Parkinson accused by Dahn of consistently ignoring the process of fixing the workers’ bus something which has caused administration a very serious problem regarding transporting workers to and from work.
However, in a chat with this paper, Mr. Dahn denied being responsible for the breakdown of the employees’ bus explaining that two weeks ago, while the bus was still in running condition, he wrote administration complaining that the key-starter and the wheel bearing on the bus have developed problems and needed to be replaced.
Mr. Dahn mentioned that delay in procuring the affected parts by administration especially the Procurement department led to the damage of another part of the bus, the wheel-stu, and that this latest problem led to the complete grounding of the bus few days ago.
He noted that he was immediately called upon by the Director-General yesterday to face inquiry about the breakdown of the bus. He said during his defense, he squarely blamed the procurement department for the prolong delay in procuring the affected bus part as he did submit the request two week ago.
Mr. Dahn who appeared frustrated and complaint of being tormented on the job by administration asserted that after listening to his statement, Madam Parkinson rendered him liable for the grounding of the bus as he should have consulted her office for prompt redress after noticing that the Procurement Department was delaying to purchase the affected parts of the bus.
In a separate development, the Plenary of the House of Representatives has summoned the Director-General of the General Services Agency Madam Pearine Davis-Parkinson to show caused why she should not be held in contempt for allegedly engaging in conflict of interest there-by robbing the Liberian government revenue generation among others.
According to a statement from the House of Representatives, members of the Lower House took the decision Tuesday during its 45th sitting based on communication from Lofa County District Number –five Representative, Moses Y. Kollie.
The statement quoted Representative Kollie in a communication as saying the issue is surrounding a parcel of land which is in dispute between a businessman George Abu Jaoudi and Madam Parkinson.blog comments powered by Disqus