JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A city of Jackson supervisor who says he was trying to blow the whistle on overtime abuse within the Department of Public Works faces a disciplinary hearing next month for allegedly forging documents and refusing to pay legitimate overtime.
Vernon Hartley, solid waste manager, was put on paid leave on Sept. 19, 2011, after he blocked overtime payments to a city employee who Hartley said was charging for time he wasn't working.
Hartley said he was told he might be fired when he was taken off the job but continued to collect checks until January.
The Clarion-Ledger reports (http://on.thec-l.com/GNrbTP ) his punishment was changed to an unpaid suspension in late January.
Hartley has appealed his unpaid leave to the Civil Service Commission. He says his hearing is set for April 12.
Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, http://www.clarionledger.com
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