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All I know is what I read in the papers

An official with the state Department of Workforce Development who was dismissed in October said she had earlier filed a harassment complaint against a secretary of the agency.

A week before she was terminated, Administrative Services Administrator Allison Rozek sent an email to one of her bosses saying he had avoided her for two weeks and met with her staff multiple times without her present. She asked if his treatment of her was related to her filing a harassment complaint against former Secretary Manny Perez or her "prior connection" with then-Secretary Scott Baumbach.

That story had a familiar ring to it. Could I have read about it somewhere before?

Two full weeks before, on Nov. 11, on the blog:

An official with the state Department of Workforce Development who was dismissed in October said she had earlier filed a harassment complaint against a secretary of the agency.

A week before she was terminated, Administrative Services Administrator Allison Rozek sent an email to one of her bosses saying he had avoided her for two weeks and met with her staff multiple times without her present. She asked if his treatment of her was related to her filing a harassment complaint against former Secretary Manny Perez or her "prior connection" with then-Secretary Scott Baumbach.

That story had a familiar ring to it. Could I have read about it somewhere before?

Two full weeks before, on Nov. 11, on the blog:

Amid the allegations [denied] of sexual harassment against Herman Cain, come allegations of sexual harassment of a former Walker cabinet official who resigned suddenly in May 2011. Unlike Herman Cain, Walker administration officials contacted refuse to disavow the allegations, declining an opportunity to knock down a potentially destructive political development just days before the start of the Nov. 15 recall effort against Scott Walker.

Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Manuel “Manny” Perez announced in early May that he had resigned to pursue new opportunities in the private sector.

New allegations have now come to light that Perez resigned because he sexually harassed or engaged in "inappropriate conduct" with a high-level Wisconsin DWD administrator, Allison Rozek...

No acknowledgment from the paper, but it seems pretty obvious that the blog post triggered the open records request for the emails.

Published

November 29, 2011 - 2:37pm

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