Computer Associate found unfit to perform his job after petitioner proved that he had difficulty keeping up with technological changes and was confrontational when interacting with co-workers and supervisors. ALJ Alessandra F. Zorgniotti found that respondent’s behavior continued to be disruptive even after supervisors had made efforts to simplify his job. Involuntary leave of absence recommended. Dep’t of Parks & Recreation v. Anonymous, OATH Index No. 858/16 (Apr. 12, 2016), adopted, Comm’r Dec. (Apr. 29, 2016).
ALJ Kevin F. Casey found that an elevator mechanic engaged in misconduct when he accused a co-worker of stealing a utility knife, threw the utility knife at his co-worker, and used discourteous and inconsiderate language. A 30-day suspension was recommended with credit for time served. Dep’t of Citywide Admin. Services v. O’Brien, OATH Index No. 1068/16 (Apr. 7, 2016).
Following a default hearing, ALJ Spooner found that petitioner proved that a clerical associate was repeatedly AWOL, excessively late and absent, and was insubordinate by refusing to sign forms regarding his unauthorized absences. Certified timekeeping records proved that respondent had been late 68 times and absent 40 percent of the work days within a year and a half period. Termination of employment recommended. Human Resources Admin. v. Traylor, OATH Index No. 1046/16 (Apr. 22, 2016).