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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.

State Employee Reclassification

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.

Now with McCrory gone, the Republicans may move to protect McCrory’s 1,300 appointees to these positions.

When Blue Cross Blocks you from Employment

Over the last several years I have applied for numerous jobs at BCBSNC.

I have noticed that each of my applications and interviews ended in the same or similar way: not enough experience.

I have 30 years experience in health care insurance and health care provider fraud investigation.

After being rejected time and time again for positions, I asked Brad Wilson why I was considered an excellent candidate by the recruiter but the BCBS execs responded by telling me not to apply for any jobs in the future.

Cooper: For, or against, due process rights?

I was one of 1,200 state employees caught up in McCrory’s ‘exempt’ reclassification net.

The term means that the reclassified state employee is ‘very important’ to the Governor and can now be fired ‘at will’ (i.e., for political gain).

Here are three state employees who were reclassified by Governor McCrory:

Susan; Information Technology Manger in the Department of Commerce; $15.41/hr.

James; Vehicle/Equipment Repair Supervisor in Administration; $44,000 per year.

Rayshawn; Facility Maintenance Supervisor II in DHHS; $47,600 per year.

Women who voted for Trump

From my diary during early voting...

Republican women of all ages vote for Trump

I still cannot comprehend how a 21 year old woman can vote for Trump.

It’s like Trump knew something I never knew. There are some women to whom you can say very offensive things and they will support you for it.

My theory at this point is that it’s not political ideological harmony; rather it’s that some women are OK, no, titillated, with being objectified.

NC GS 131.E

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Joe Vincoli
Date: Sun, Nov 13, 2016 at 6:52 PM
Subject: Revising NC GS 131.E
To: "Sen. Joyce Krawiec"
Cc: "Rep. Verla Insko" , "Briles, Rebecca (Tillis)" , "Gillon, Beverly (Burr)"

Secretary Krawiec;

(I am posting this on BlueNC.)

It appears that it will fall to you, and you alone, to decide what to do about NCGS 131.E.

I know you believe in God. Perhaps this is what he meant for you to fix?

I have tried to do all I can on my own but I've been blunted at every turn.

Observations of a Poll Worker from a Battleground State

Observations from a Battleground State: Day 1

I worked the polls today (10/27) in a district that is 90% Republican.

Here are my observations from today.

1) The most respectful and serious voters are the most recent immigrants. I helped a young Vietnamese woman and a 85 year old Armenian grandmother. Both were registered Republicans. They listened intently, were very gracious, and were very deliberate in their voting.

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