Lubbock City Secretary files complaint with EEOC - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/13/09

Lubbock City Secretary files complaint with EEOC

By James Clark | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - City council reacts to news that City Secretary Becky Garza has filed an EEOC complaint against the city of Lubbock.

The complaint itself has not been released but sources tell NewsChannel 11 that it's similar to her November 3rd 2008 memo to the City Council. Garza had just received an employee evaluation with three bad marks. In that memo she says "I am greatly concerned that that this evaluation is not about my performance but rather is about retaliation."

Garza goes on say that council was retaliating against her for her testimony in an EEOC case, which would be the Charlotte Chowning case; disciplinary action of one employee, which is a reference to Dixon Platt; and cooperating with the FBI in the city's fight with local businessman Ted Parker.

One of Garza's bosses, Councilman Paul R. Beane, reacts. "Ms. Garza was evaluated in many, many different departments. Overall her grade was good. She was given some low marks in only three categories out of the more than dozen categories that we evaluated her for," he said.

Garza has not yet returned our call. But in a phone conversation on Monday, we asked Garza about her possibly suing the City of Lubbock and she said, "No that information is not right."

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Becky Garza Evaluation & Memo
Click here to read Becky Garza's original complaint to city council in November 2008. (Note: Document may take a few moments load. You will need Acrobat to open this file.)
12/1/08
City Secretary Claims Unfair Treatment By City Council
City Secretary Becky Garza says the council's evaluation of her job performance contains inaccuracies and misconceptions.

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