Saturday, October 15, 2005

The hire a temp as Chief of Staff of the city of Aurora is moving forward.

I am still really torn on this, on one hand I think the mayor should have whomever he wants to be his chief of staff so I guess I can't get my dander to up on this, on the other hand.

A) I think it is playing fast and lose with the rules I don't buy the since it isn't explicitly against the rules it must be ok approach.
B) Is it a good idea to have a chief of staff who does not partake in the same benefit system (health, pension, etc) as other staff members of the city.
C) Since he is a temp what additional liability issues might the city be facing. If he is injured on the job is it the responsibility of the temp firm to pay workmen's comp to him? What if he does something bad or negligent (unlikely but things happen) is the temp firm responsible for that as well?
D) I thought a big part of the purpose for the collect a pension from government don't work for government was to prevent someone from retiring then turning around and working as a consultant. I thought this happened quite a bit after one of the big early retirement waves at the state level a few years back so they modified the law to prevent that.
E) Finally, what's next? Is it going to be ok to do this for a hire at the department head level? Will this logic and method someone who used to work for the city? The County?

I think these are questions that someone needs to ask.


1 comment:

'Thought & Humor' said...

We work like a horse.
We eat like a pig.
We like to play chicken.
You can get someone's goat.
We can be as slippery as a snake.
We get dog tired.
We can be as quiet as a mouse.
We can be as quick as a cat.
Some of us are as strong as an ox.
People try to buffalo others.
Some are as ugly as a toad.
We can be as gentle as a lamb.
Sometimes we are as happy as a lark.
Some of us drink like a fish.
We can be as proud as a peacock.
A few of us are as hairy as a gorilla.
You can get a frog in your throat.
We can be a lone wolf.
But I'm having a whale of a time!

You have a riveting web log
and undoubtedly must have
atypical & quiescent potential
for your intended readership.
May I suggest that you do
everything in your power to
honor your encyclopedic/omniscient
Designer/Architect as well
as your revering audience.
As soon as we acknowledge
this Supreme Designer/Architect,
Who has erected the beauteous
fabric of the universe, our minds
must necessarily be ravished with
wonder at this infinate goodness,
wisdom and power.

Please remember to never
restrict anyone's opportunities
for ascertaining uninterrupted
existence for their quintessence.

There is a time for everything,
a season for every activity
under heaven. A time to be
born and a time to die. A
time to plant and a time to
harvest. A time to kill and
a time to heal. A time to
tear down and a time to
rebuild. A time to cry and
a time to laugh. A time to
grieve and a time to dance.
A time to scatter stones
and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a
time to turn away. A time to
search and a time to lose.
A time to keep and a time to
throw away. A time to tear
and a time to mend. A time
to be quiet and a time to
speak up. A time to love
and a time to hate. A time
for war and a time for peace.

Best wishes for continued ascendancy,
Dr. Howdy

'Thought & Humor'

P.S. One thing of which I am sure is
that the common culture of my youth
is gone for good. It was hollowed out
by the rise of ethnic "identity politics,"
then splintered beyond hope of repair
by the emergence of the web-based
technologies that so maximized and
facilitated cultural choice as to make
the broad-based offerings of the old
mass media look bland and unchallenging
by comparison."