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13 NET Trans employees offered severance packages

September 26th, 2013 11:46 pm by gary b. gray, NET News Service

13 NET Trans employees offered severance packages

NET Trans operates 70 vehicles consisting of cut-a-way buses, para-transit vans, minivans and cars. (Ron Campbell, NET News Service)

The First Tennessee Human Resource Agency has offered exit incentive packages to 13 NET Trans administrators and two mechanics, including its director, Tim Jaynes.

FTHRA Executive Director Jason Cody said Thursday that the agency’s Governing Board has approved the offer presented to employees at a Sept. 20 meeting. These are not mandatory layoffs. However, the incentives — $500 for each year of service — are on the table for what Cody called NET Trans’ “back office,” which also includes Operations Manager Candice Gump as well as its billing operations supervisor, call center manager, scheduling coordinator, dispatcher, and so on.

“It’s a personnel issue, and I don’t think it’s newsworthy,” Cody said. “It’s a legally sensitive document. If it was a layoff, that’s one thing. It doesn’t target anybody. Otherwise, we can’t discuss ‘what if’ scenarios. We don’t want to influence anybody’s decision.” 

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