Employment imbroglio

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Employment Imbroglio

The city's former deputy engineering director is fighting the Rogero administration for reinstatement.

by scott barker • October 26, 2018

Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero’s administration is embroiled in a legal dispute with the city’s former deputy director of the Engineering Department whose job was quietly eliminated in August.
Deputy Engineering Director Steve King's job was abolished in August.
Steve King, a 38-year city employee, has filed a grievance under the city’s Civil Service rules protesting his removal as the Engineering Department’s second in command without allowing him to take a lower-level position he once held. The Rogero administration has countered that King does not have the right to take a lower-level position and instead has the right for reinstatement only if a position he previou...

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