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Why would Josh Stein Fight against a state employee's right to a hearing?

In 2012 I was a low level state employee who had earned a vested right to a hearing in the Office of Administrative Hearings (“OAH”) to contest whether or not my position had been appropriately reclassified by McCrory as exempt from the State Personnel Act.

The facts show that I had never met the Governor or anyone in his administration; nor did my position meet the established criteria to be considered ‘managerial exempt’.

In 2013 the General Assembly tried to take that vested right to a hearing away from me and 1,199 other state employees.

Tillis, NC Baptist

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Joe Vincoli
Date: Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 11:29 AM
Subject: Re: DOL
To: "Bell, Nick (Tillis)"

Nick,

Thanks for the note and for its tenor.

I appreciate your efforts.

Joe

On Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 11:12 AM, Bell, Nick (Tillis) wrote:
Dear Joe,

I reached back out to DOL last week and am waiting to hear back. Feel free to continue to bug me. Things are crazy busy right now, so a reminder now and again is good. Thanks.

Best,

"A citizen should never be punished for doing the right thing."

Ruling blocks Clemmons man from learning reasons for firing in whistle-blower case

By Richard Craver Winston-Salem Journal 1 hr ago (0)

An administrative law judge has ruled that a Clemmons man does not have the right to have a hearing to learn the reasons behind his firing from a state job in 2013.
Judge Randolph Ward’s ruling last week covers the N.C. Office of Administrative Hearings, or OAH, which is where the legal case of Joseph Vincoli against the N.C. Department of Public Safety would have been handled.

Pins for Poll Workers

In 2008 I worked the polls in Forsyth County.

It was a temporary work job through a temporary work agency.

In 2016 I worked the polls in Forsyth County.

It was a temporary work job through the same temporary work agency.

This time, though, the Forsyth County BOE sent me a lapel pin to commemorate my work at the polls.

In 2008 my downtown post was instructed not to instruct voters about how to use the voting machines.

In 2016 my suburban post allowed us to help the voter in any way we could.

I received a pin in 2016.

Josh Stein continues to wage legal battle against vested state employee's right to a hearing

Attorney General Josh Stein continues to use state tax dollars to wage legal battle to deny vested state employee his right to a hearing at OAH

I am a former state employee with 'career status'.

Ode to Berger, Moore, and Trump

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPcksw54jZw

The village idiot takes the throne
His the wind in which all must sway
All sane people, die now
Be lifted up and carried away
You've got no home in this world of sorrows

There's a parasite feeding on
Everybody's bag of rage
What goes out returns again
To smite the mouth and burn the page
Under the rain of all our dark tomorrows

HB 17

I am one of 1,200 employees caught up in McCrory's 'reclassification' of state employees as 'political appointees'.

In October of 2013 I was reclassified as a political appointee even though I managed no one and managed no ‘program of importance to the Governor’.

In December of that year I was fired two weeks before Christmas, without cause and without notice. I was paid 4 hours for my last full day of work.

And now, since McCrory lost, the Republicans in the General Assembly have introduced and will pass HB 17.

HB 17

To lose one's livelihood is a painful thing.

I lost mine in December of 2013.

I was one of 1,200 employees caught up in McCrory's 'reclassification' of state employees as 'political appointees'.

In October of that year I was reclassified as a political appointee even though I managed no one and managed no ‘program of importance to the Governor’.

In December of 2013 I was fired two weeks before Christmas, without cause and without notice. I was paid 4 hours for my last full day of work.

Dale Folwell

In the fall of 2009 I contacted Dale Folwell, my House Representative, expressing my concern about payments made by the State Health Plan (‘SHP’) to a hospital that exceeded what the SHP’s contract had intended.

Ultimately, State Auditor Beth Wood determined that this hospital had been paid approximately $1.34M more than the SHP contract intended.

On Novembery 16, 2009 Mr. Folwell responsed to my initial contact: It's hard for me to absorb all these emails @ once. Let me breathe a little, dale

State Employee Reclassification

Letters: Re-classifications should be reconsidered

The Citizen-Times
6:56 a.m. EST December 12, 2016

Laura Leslie of WRAL recently reported that the Legislature may introduce a bill in the upcoming special session to reduce the number of state employees subject to reclassification as political appointees from 1,500 to 300.

The need for this bill comes from a law passed in 2012 (by the 2012 Republican majority in anticipation of McCrory’s win) that increased the number of state employees subject to reclassification from 300 to 1,500.

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