Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Suit Seeks City Waste Dept. Job Review System.

Byline: Olivier Uyttebrouck Journal Staff Writer

* Managers allege that 'good-old-boy' network determines hirings, promotions

Sal Moretti has run the city's recycling program for seven years, but he plans to leave Albuquerque next month because his opportunities for promotion here are "zero," he says.

Moretti and 18 other managers in the Solid Waste Department contend in a lawsuit that the city lacks a system for evaluating employee performance that would help remove favoritism from hirings and promotions.

Albuquerque administrators acknowledge that most departments stopped doing worker performance evaluations in the early 1990s. Officials say they are creating a citywide evaluation process that should be in place within a year. …

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