The Education of Fleitz

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Like I said before, I am at the IAFF Legislative Conference for the next couple of days. Check out what I have been educated on already. I sure hope that Governor Kaine signs the legislation. This would have been helpful last year. I will keep you posted as to what else I find out. Remember Knowledge is Power.

Bill Tracking – 2006 session > Legislation:

15.2-1512.4. Rights of local employees to contact elected officials.

Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit or otherwise restrict the right of any local employee to express opinions to state or local elected officials on matters of public concern, nor shall a local employee be subject to acts of retaliation because the employee has expressed such opinions.

For the purposes of this section, “matters of public concern” means those matters of interest to the community as a whole, whether for social, political, or other reasons, and shall include discussions that disclose any (i) evidence of corruption, impropriety, or other malfeasance on the part of government officials; (ii) violations of law; or (iii) incidence of fraud, abuse, or gross mismanagement.(Read More)

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