Agenda Item
Docket No. 17-1134
Advisory opinion request by Ellen Barrios, Plaquemines Parish Civil Service Director, regarding whether Allen Johnson may be employed within the Plaquemines Parish Public Works Department while his brother-in-law serves as the Plaquemines Parish Public Works Director.
Allen Johnson submitted an application for a meter reader vacancy within the Plaquemines Parish Public Works Department. Mr. Johnson listed Michael Jiles as his brother-in-law on his application. Mr. Jiles is Plaquemines Parish Public Works Director and agency head of the Department. Mr. Jiles' sister is Anna Johnson, wife of Allen Johnson.
The meter reader position reports to the Superintendent of Water. The Superintendent of Water reports directly to Mr. Jiles, the Parish Public Works Director. Mr. Jiles approves all payroll and overtime authorizations among other duties and responsibilities.
La. R.S. 42:1119A provides that no member of the immediate family of an agency head shall be employed in his agency.
Adopt proposed advisory opinion.
Assigned Attorney: Brett Robinson
2017-1134 Proposed Opinion
2017-1134 Advisory opinion request
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