Review set for Director Glenn on November 1

At this morning’s Personnel Committee of the Environmental Management Commission, Chair Anita Archie and committee member Dr. John Lester put forth a proposal for the Commission to review ADEM Director Trey Glenn’s performance on November 1, 2007.

This will be 2 years and 9 months from the first day Trey Glenn took the director’s position at the agency. It will be his first review during that span. The committee intends to end that long span between reviews by establishing an annual evaluation date of November 1 for the director.

At the opening of the meeting, Chair Archie announced that Commission Vice Chair Kathleen Felker has resigned from all current or future committees of the EMC. Commission Chair Scott Phillips has removed himself from all committees as well so he can speak freely with commission members outside of meetings without fear of violating the Sunshine Law. It is believed that Commissioner Felker is preparing to assume the role of chair of the commission at their meeting on October 19.

In other news, the committee is suggesting to the full commission that all ADEM staff, especially upper level management, attend mandatory ethics courses annually. Additionally, an ADEM staff person will be designated as the ethics liaison where staff members can report believed ethics violation to this person without fear of retribution.

The Commission attorney, Robert Tambling, made a presentation that the Alabama Ethics Act is a “statutory floor for ethics behavior” but the committee did not suggest establishing an ADEM-specific gifts policy as was suggested to the EMC by Conservation Alabama at their August 24 meeting.

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