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Iowa View: Making firings public would invade worker privacy

posted Apr 29, 2014, 7:37 AM by Unknown user

| Des Moines Register | April 28, 2014 | 

Danny Homan, president of Iowa Council 61 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

Much of the current discussion about how to treat public employee personnel files has been a one-sided debate. As the representative of 40,000 public sector and private sector employees, our union wants the public to know the other side of the story.  The contents of personnel files of public employees, including records related to employee discipline, may contain highly private and sensitive information about the employee and members of his or her family.