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#1 Sleepy

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 11:53 AM

Ok here we go  again, my sources are buzzzzzzing

about the Latest Melon move.  It is the Retire/Rehire/Switchero

 

Head of Transportation will retire.  He will then be rehired as the 2nd in charge of 

transportation. Now comes the switcherooo.  The second in charge will go to the head

of the class.   Nice jump, didn't see it posted but wasn't looking.

 

For you football fans on this sunday it goes Like this:

 

OMAHA  OMAHA  RED SWITCHEROO  RED SWITCHEROOOO

RETIRE OMAHA REHIRE OMAHAAA  Hike Hike..


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#2 technology overloaded

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 07:54 AM

doesnt this break the law somehow?



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Posted 19 November 2014 - 09:14 PM

Looks like you were correct Sleepy. This was added to the Board Docs for last night's meeting.


Recommendation: The Superintendent recommends a change of assignment for Ken Watson from Transportation Logistics Coordinator to Interim Transportation Director based on the conditions set out below.


Background/Conditions: With the resignation (TRF retirement) of Mr. Gary Green effective 11/26/14, there is a need for the appointment of an Interim Transportation Director through the end of this school year. The position will be posted and applicants considered for a permanent Transportation Director position prior to the end of the 2014/2015 school year. During this interim timeline, Mr. Watson will be paid based on the starting salary for a Transportation Director. If Mr. Watson elects not to apply for the permanent position or is not selected for the position, he will be assigned back to his current position as Transportation Logistics Coordinator at the salary he was making prior to accepting the Interim Transportation Director’s position.



Submitted by: Dr. Andrew Melin, Superintendent

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 03:42 PM

Gary Green will be rehired for the Logistics Coordinator Position.

 

Secrets in GCCS .....No such thing.

 

Just glad I could let the people know ahead of time how this group works.


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Posted 22 November 2014 - 11:30 AM

Has the Logistics Coordinator job been posted? Is it an interim ?
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Posted 22 November 2014 - 07:57 PM

Thank you for clearing this up. Unfortunately the Board Docs are very confusing. They do not say that the new position of Routing Specialist will take the place of the Logistics Coordinator. It is written as if this is a new position. However, if I understand it correctly, you will return to the position of Logistics Coordinator should you not be hired as the Director. I assume if that should happen that the new position of Routing Specialist will be eliminated. Is this correct? Perhaps all this is being done so that if you are hired as the Director, then the new person (Routing Specialist) will be at a lower salary scale than the current position of Logistics Coordinator. Is this right?
Also, I am curious about the 100 people who are in the transportation facility? Can you tell us who all these people are -- besides the director, logistics coordinator, clerical personnel, mechanics? Where is your facility?

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 04:23 PM

Is the routing specialist getting less responsibility?

If so my question is did they discover that paying Mr. Green

and you could be handled by cutting the pay?

 

Is this a way to save money? The Director (you) and specialist will be

payed  much less then before?

 

I know many people questioned adding your previous position when

Mr. Clayton had done the work for years without an assistant.

 

Thank you for answering our questions.  It is helpful for someone to answer to the taxpayers.


Edited by Sleepy, 23 November 2014 - 04:24 PM.


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 08:14 AM

Then why the drop in pay? If same responsibilities.


Edited by Sleepy, 24 November 2014 - 08:15 AM.


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Posted 25 November 2014 - 08:21 AM

I have read this thread and want to thank Mr. Watson for answering the questions. I for one appreciate your professional approach to this conversation. It speaks highly of you, the administration and board that you have the autonomy to do this.

 

I think I am following the progression here. If so, it makes sense:

  1. Dr. Clayton did not have an assistant because the transportation department did not utilize technology to its fullest capacity during that time. He ran the department with paper and pencil and in the manner that most school transportation departments were run in the 1980's and 1990's.
  2. Mr. Green came in and was tasked with doing much of the same work that Dr. Clayton did, AND implement a routing technology system that would over time improve efficiency and lower cost. Mr. Watson was brought in for his expertise in setting up the latter component.
  3. As the department continues to evolve into the 21st century with technology, and build upon the work of the last year, it does so with a drive to greater efficiency which will likely cause the duties of the director and other positions to change over time. These changes will enable the district to examine personnel, processes, and costs, and make adjustments to hopefully improve service at a lower cost.

Am I understanding this correctly?

 

Thanks again for your explanations.


Edited by Holy Cow, 25 November 2014 - 08:21 AM.

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 11:54 AM

Holy Cow I agree with all of the above.

I would add a number 4, 5 and 6.

 

4. Why was the logistics job given a drop in pay? Mr. Watson stated responsibilities are the same?

5. If Mr. Watson goes back to this position will it be at the lower pay?

6. Where /what position is Mr Green going to get re hired to?  Everyone in GCCS knows this is coming. Where will he land?

 

And again thank you Mr. Watson for your answers.



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Posted 25 November 2014 - 01:41 PM

Holy Cow - I don't think you are 100% accurate.

 

Mr. Clayton did have a person working with him, Karen Ellis was her name if I remember correctly.

Also, somewhere around 2008 (give or take a year), Milt and Karen at least started the implementation of a computerized routing system.



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Posted 25 November 2014 - 02:23 PM

I noticed that the Personnel report for the November 18th meeting has not been posted to the Board Docs?  Is this an oversight?

Dr. Melin changed the procedure so that the details of the Personnel report would not be made public until after the Board had approved them.  I personally think this was a bad move; but they are usually posted within a day or two after the board meeting. 

 

Sleepy, I doubt that Mr. Watson would return to his position at a lower pay if he isn't hired for the Director position.  It says he will return to his position as "Logistics Coordinator" - not Routing Specialist. 



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Posted 25 November 2014 - 02:25 PM

Routing system was in place before Gary Green and Mr. Watson.  TRUE



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Posted 25 November 2014 - 02:29 PM

IM
 

I agree but don't agree.  If Mr. Watson left the position that is his choice.

If GCCS changes the position and he is not hired for the permanent job

GCCS does not have to re create the old job for him.   This is crazy.

 

Of course our discussion is cray.  He will remain at the Director position he is a qualified and good employee.

 

The question is where is Mr. Green s nice deal gonna land..RE TIRE   RE HIRE.   He didn't walk away.



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Posted 25 November 2014 - 03:05 PM

I agree that Mr. Watson will be the new Director.  He cannot return to "Logistics Coordinator" as it technically no longer exists even though the Board Docs says that if he is not hired as director he will return to that position.  It is indeed crazy.   But "normal"!

 

This is not meant as a reflection on Mr. Watson.  I am sure he will do a fine job as Director as he has done in his current position.   It is just the process requires the job be posted and the school system go through the motions of accepting applications, interviewing, etc.  This has been done for many jobs in the past == even though the person to be hired is already known.  It is a waste of anyone else's time to apply. jmo


Edited by IntegrityMatters, 25 November 2014 - 03:25 PM.


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Posted 26 November 2014 - 08:13 AM

TRUE

 

WHERE WILL MR. GREEN LAND

 

A MADE UP JOB ?



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Posted 26 November 2014 - 09:10 PM

mr green will land in wyoming far away the vultures of clark county. he is not returning. the routing system in place prior to ken was nothing even close to the existing one.



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Posted 27 November 2014 - 10:59 AM

Technology is correct. A good friend of mine contacted me and asked that I post the following for her:

"I had the pleasure of working for Mr. Green at Options. It would be difficult to find a more honest or caring educator. I am thrilled to hear he is heading to Wyoming....a dream of his. Good luck, Gary, I hope this move is the start of a new adventure in your life. You have surely earned it." Cheri

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 02:09 PM

Mr. Watson. It is so nice of you to come on Chatter and answer concerns and clear up misinformation. I believe that transparency is really important and can keep a lot of falsehoods and rumors from spreading. It is too bad that the board members who used the Chatter to get elected and promised transparency have all but vanished.
I do wish you the best and hope that you will be the new Director. I am wondering though if a Routing Specialist is hired in the next few weeks will it be a temporary position until a new Director is hired? Because if for some reason you do not get the Director's job and go back to Logistics Coordinator, what will happen to the person who is hired as Routing Specialist?
Again, thank you for answering our questions. Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving!

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 07:03 PM

Well Ok..Again Thank you Mr. Watson.

 

Gary Green will be in Wyoming or wherever he chooses for about 30 days

is my guess.  Takes 30 days retired to be rehired.  Mr. Green is a good  guy 

in my book..I think transparency is what has been lacking a long time in GCCS.

I am on record as stating such.  Retire rehire switcherooo is what I am sticking with.

Mr. Green will most likely take Mr. Ralston's position when he returns, that is my wink wink

guess.  It is the christmas season, Santa is watching, am I on the right track?   Anyone???

Mr. Watson?????






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