Tag Archives: Brian McNeil

Ex-DOA chief claims he was fired for blowing whistle

Former DOA Director Brian McNeil took the first step toward a lawsuit against the state over his October 2014 firing by filing a notice of claim on Tuesday. It alleges that the governor’s office illegally released confidential information and intentionally painted him in a false light when it released an EEOC complaint from an unnamed female employee who alleged that McNeil had made discriminatory remarks about her race and gender.

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Mystery theater at the Capitol

The Capitol community is buzzing today over DOA Director Brian McNeil’s firing, and while rumors are rampant, no one is quite sure what led to the longtime Brewer loyalist’s sudden downfall. The Ninth Floor described the reason for McNeil’s ouster as a “personnel matter,” but wouldn’t elaborate.

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Brewer fires ADOA director McNeil (access required)

Brian McNeil

Gov. Jan Brewer has fired Arizona Department of Administration Director Brian McNeil over what the administration described as a “personnel matter,” a move that stunned Capitol observers due to its peculiar timing and McNeil’s deep ties to the governor.

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Brewer: McNeil was ‘a very good employee’

Gov. Jan Brewer addressed the departure of long time employee Brian McNeil, saying: "We're going to really miss Brian. I've known Brian forever and he's been a very good employee, and I think that he's just made a decision that he wants to do something else, look at some other opportunities.

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