2 City Managers Fired, 2 Suspended Over IG Probe

CHICAGO (CBS) — Two Chicago Health Department managers have been fired and two others have been suspended without pay after the inspector general’s office found they allegedly falsified time records.

A deputy commissioner was fired Friday for allegedly failing to show up for work on some Fridays and Mondays and then falsifying work records to get paid for those days anyway. An inspector general’s office investigation found it happened “intermittently” over the last 18 months, according to the inspector general’s quarterly report.

Public Health Commissioner Dr. Bechara Choucair initiated disciplinary action against 21 employees — 17 identified in the IG investigation and four others found violating rules in a separate investigation by Choucair’s department. Two of the employees cited in the IG investigation were given stiffer punishment than Ferguson recommended.

Neither the IG report nor a Public Health department statement offered employee names, nor details of the alleged personnel rule violations.

In all, two employees were put on the city’s “do not re-hire” list. One staffer who resigned prior to being notified of disciplinary action will be listed as “resigned under inquiry” in personnel records.

“A violation of an employee’s fiduciary duty to the public we serve is a serious offense,” Choucair said in a statement.

(The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.)

  • james cobbins

    man how stupid could anyboddy hard as times is do/t want to go to work and get paid for the miss days u know you going to get caught someday i wish i was hired by the city many times i was turn down over politcal reasons and color// so stipid mineded people

    • Cab

      shut up…that’s hilarious!

    • JM

      Maybe you were not hired because of your poor grammar.

  • just tiffany

    mr. james cobbins….i’m assuming you were turned down for employment because your ass cannot spell and your grammar is horrible.

    AND yes i am black…so please do not think im being racist.

  • i like turtles

    . Mr. Cobbins, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent post were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone who read your post is now dumber for having read. it I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul

  • Mr Voter

    just more corruption, businness as usual in crook county,….were is Anita,Lisa or the Feds to start finding these thieves and rooting them out like weeds, hopefully Quinn will be re-called or led out in cuffs like the two felons before him, sort a rite of passage we should just elect a guy in thepen save money,…also when Quinn is flying all over the state campaning should he not be working, my boss won’t let do as i want on his dime…time to start voting these hacks and lackies out…
    IL. Land of Courruption……..

  • Adam Sandler

    Pretty unoriginal, taking a line directly from Billy Madison, don’t you think?

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