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The $575K meeting

The plan to place Pensacola Fire Chief Matt Schmitt and Deputy Fire Chief Joe Glover on administrative leave, hire attorney Russell Van Sickle to investigate…

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Olson pocketed $87K with resignation

On Aug. 3, 2018, Mayor Ashton Hayward’s office announced through a press release that Olson had “relinquished” his role as city administrator. “Eric has helped…

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Olson replaced HR manual with Mayor’s Policy Manual

City Administrator Keith Wilkins called this morning to explain the inactivation of the City of Pensacola’s Human Resource Manual by his predecessor, Eric Olson. He…

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Olson ‘inactivated’ HR manual while facing HR complaints

Last week, we reported that former City Administrator Eric Olson “inactivated” the the Human Resources Manual. The city PIO has failed to respond to emails…

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HR found ‘toxic environment’ in mayor’s office

Among the public records received by Inweekly on Friday afternoon was the report of Human Resource manager Tracy Walsh’s investigation into Constituent Service Administrator Latasha…

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Former city administrator submitted resignation on July 23

According to public records received by Inweekly, former City Administrator Eric Olson submitted his resignation to Mayor Ashton Hayward on Monday, July 23. Read Resignation…

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Former city administrator left mayor’s office in disarray

Public records show that former City Administrator Eric Olson left the mayor’s office “fraught with stress, suspicion, and major polarization.” Olson had two allegations of hostile…

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Olson gets $83K severance

According to his employment agreement, former City Administrator Eric Olson is entitled to 20 weeks of pay plus 500 hours PTO payout, about $83,115. It…

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Who forced Hansen to resign and why he withdrew resignation

City Administrator Eric Olson and his special assistant, Rusty Wells, are the ones who insisted that Butch Hansen had to resign as the council’s budget…

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