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.Read More »
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Secretary of State Ken Bennett isn’t ready to ride off into the sunset after a nearly 30-year career of political and appointed office, but he’s not trying to execute a grand plan of attaining high political office either.Read More »
Arizona's unemployment rate declined to 6.9 percent in April from 7.3 percent in March, marking its biggest month-to-month drop in three decades, state economists said Thursday.Read More »
The state’s jobless rate slid a bit in January from December, but not because more people were working.Read More »
Senate President Andy Biggs is pushing for an external audit of Arizona’s beleaguered Child Protective Services agency.Read More »
There's another casualty of the federal government partial shutdown: Arizona's unemployment numbers.Read More »
Four current and former members of the state Board of Executive Clemency are each owed about $2,000 in overtime pay, but some are being told they owe the state retirement system even larger amounts.Read More »
Arizona officials are studying whether current and former members of the state Board of Executive Clemency are owed potentially significant amounts of overtime pay.Read More »
Arizona's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 8.3 percent in August as the state's economy added jobs overall even as some sectors recorded losses.Read More »
A worker’s discrimination complaint has led to detailed allegations of an intolerable working environment at the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency under Chairman Jesse Hernandez.
Among other things, Hernandez ogled women in the office, called a staff member a heathen for not attending church, urged workers to gossip about one another and promoted a girlfriend who wasn’t qualified for the job, the state Department of Administration reported Wednesday.