King Wins Reinstatement

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King to be Restored to City Engineering Post

The Rogero administration plans to appeal a hearing officer’s ruling that an appointed city director retains Civil Service protections.

by scott barker • November 29, 2018

The former deputy director of engineering for the City of Knoxville will be reinstated after a Civil Service Merit Board hearing officer ruled he still had “retreat rights” under the city’s employment rules.
Steve King gets his old job back while city appeals hearing officer's decision.
Mayor Madeline Rogero’s administration will reinstate the position, eliminated in August as being superfluous, instead of triggering a chain reaction that would result in other employees being demoted and terminated. In the meantime, the administration plans to appeal the decision.
Steve King, a 38-year city employee, will re...

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