OC board to meet

first_img The Odessa College Board of Trustees will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to consider a tax abatement request from Origis Energy for solar projects in Ector County. Origis came before the Ector County ISD board of trustees in February to have two applications for appraised value limitations approved. The properties are south of interstate 20 and east of Farm to Market Road 1601. Some of the other items on the agenda are: >> An executive session on recommendations for administrative appointments. They include President Gregory Williams; Vice President for Instruction Aimee Callahan; Kim McKay, vice president for student services and enrollment management; Chief of Staff Robert Rivas; vice President for Information Technology Shawn Shreves; Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness Don Wood; Vice President for Administrative services Ken Zartner. >> Reappointment of the college attorney. >> Report on a bid for a 25-passenger bus. >> An executive session on a board self-evaluation. >> The president’s report from Williams will include the introduction of Jonathan Fuentes, executive dean of academic partnerships; OC graduation May 10 and 11 at the Ector County Coliseum; Drive to Success Mustang Giveaway April 25; Student Awards of Excellence April 29; Employee Service Awards May 3; a student letter; Odessa College Leadership Institute High Impact Strategies Workshop; and the Aspen Institute Rising Star Award. By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Facebook TAGS  Local News Twitter WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img OC board to meet Pinterest WhatsApp Previous article040219_Permian_Midland_JF_07Next articleMan charged with choking girlfriend in 18-wheeler Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

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Stressed social worker wins £140,000 compensation

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Stressed social worker wins £140,000 compensationOn 1 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today A council’s failure to listen forced a residential social worker to retirefrom stress-relates illnessA former residential social worker with Worcestershire County Council whowas forced to retire after developing a stress-related illness through work haswon £140,000 compensation. Thelma Conway had worked for the council for 20 years and was backed in herlegal action by Unison. Conway began work as a residential social worker at a home for people withlearning difficulties in Redditch in July 1994 and subsequently blew thewhistle on bad management practices. Her manager resigned after aninvestigation, after which there was an 18-month period with various actingmanagers in charge. In September 1996, Conway was put in sole charge of the home but received noadditional training and was working up to 80 hours a week. This led her tobecome depressed. Social services inspectors recommended the home needed a permanentexperienced manager, but the council failed to act. Conway took 45 days off sick in the year before finally leaving for goodbecause of ill-health in February 1998 and retiring in December 1999. The council admitted liability and her settlement was based on the injuryshe suffered, claims for loss of earnings, loss of pension, medical treatmentand retraining costs. Hugh Robertson, head of health and safety at Unison, said the Conway casehighlighted the need for employers to stop thinking of OH departments as aperipheral part of their organisation. Appropriate OH intervention could havenipped the case in the bud, he argued. “An OH department needs to be linked to the ability to intervene in theemployers’ working practices.” Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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