The Greene County Board of Elections Director accused of grabbing, shaking and yelling at one of her employees was required to attend a training seminar on supervising employees this week as part of a disciplinary measure, according to documents obtained by the Dayton Daily News.
Nancy Johannes, 66, was required to take supervisory training following a month-long probe by the Greene County Personnel Department and the Greene County Board of Elections board.
“The Board has decided that the behavior you displayed on October 23, 2013 violates the standards of behavior and performance expected of Greene County employees,” wrote Anne Gerard, the Greene County Board of Elections chairwoman in a letter dated Nov. 26. “Specifically, ‘behavior or conduct deemed offensive or undesirable, or which is contrary to the County’s best interest.’”
Johannes could not be reached for comment on Wednesday.
If Johannes does not take the required training seminar, How to Supervise People, the board could take additional disciplinary measures up to and including termination, Gerard said in the letter.
The county personnel department launched an investigation, at the request of the elections board, in late October after William “Bill” Miller, a 47-year-old county board of elections administrative assistant, filed a grievance alleging Johannes “held” and yelled at him in front of another employee.
“… I felt that the action was offensive and demeaning,” Miller wrote.
He asked the board to take action to avoid similar alleged “unprofessional” actions in the future.
Miller did not return a phone call from the Dayton Daily News seeking comment on the outcome of the investigation.
The board hopes the training will improve staff relations, Gerard said.
“The safety of our employees is of the utmost importance and we take this matter very seriously,” she said.
More online: We have been following this story for months. See previous coverage at MyDaytonDailyNews.com/local.