Unions have a name for the kind of willful neglect demonstrated by Governor Dunleavy and his top advisors: contributing to a hostile work environment.
In a new interview, the junior state employee says not only did the administration know about Clarkson’s unwanted advances in April but that they tried to cover it up.
She noted that outside a records request, there’s also no requirement for the governor to volunteer that information, either, and that the Legislature may need to step in if they want the answers public.
If Dunleavy and his press team had their way, we would have never known and Clarkson would have been back on the job this week.
Clarkson was set to return to work for Gov. Dunleavy next week.
AG Clarkson’s memo is “inaccurate legal advice” that “sows confusion” and “puts State of Alaska employees in legal jeopardy,” wrote Anchorage Municipal Attorney Kate Vogel.
“If you can figure out a way to do it with your in-house counsel, more power to you and God bless you,” said Rep. Matt Claman.
Violate the ethics act, you gotta pay the state back.
When it rains, it pours.