The press conference at Government Center today to protest the termination of Dwayne Morehead was attended by members of the community and the Press. The Toledo Journal, The Soujouner Truth, The Toledo Blade, Channel 13 and WSPD radio attended. A number of concerned citizens attended as well. Brian Schwartz and Calvin Brown from the City of Toledo were on-lookers as well as some staff from the Ohio Civil Rights Commission who were there as observers, but did not participate. A very strange thing happened during the press conference. Dwayne Morehead's personnel file from the City of Toledo ended up in the hands of the press and citizens. I wasn't aware that an employee's personnel file was public information and can be given to anyone who walks off the street.I took a moment to speak with Mr. Morehead and discovered that this was the first time he had seen the file. Maybe government is different, but it has been my experience that an employee's personnel file is considered similar to a person's medical records. If the City of Toledo Personnel files are public, there are at least three people I know of whose personnel file I would like to obtain. Swamp Bubblers, do you think employees' personnel files should be handed out by the Mayor to anyone who stops in or happens to be just walking by?
Desperate People Do Desperate Things - Dwayne Morehead's Personnel File Put On Public Display
By James Kirk - Posted on September 10th, 2007