PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Parking Authority board has taken over some personnel decisions at the agency. The move came after an investigation into a sexual harassment complaint against the executive director.
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Vince Fennerty is still making most of the decisions at the Parking Authority, but, as first reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer, the board created a three-member committee to hire, fire, transfer, demote, promote or change the salary of any non-union employees.
A source who spoke on condition of anonymity says the committee was created after a senior staff member complained about unwanted advances from Fennerty. Fennerty declined comment but the Parking Authority’s spokesman confirmed a harassment complaint was filed with the authority and resolved 15 months ago, with no monetary settlement. He said Fennerty had paid for the investigation.
The board committee was also charged with updating the employees manual, which now has a detailed section on what constitutes sexual harassment.