- Associated Press - Saturday, May 10, 2014

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - The head of Oregon’s workers compensation fund has been fired after just three months on the job.

The SAIF Corporation’s board of directors voted unanimously Friday to terminate John Plotkin, who started as president and chief executive in February.

The Statesman Journal reports (http://stjr.nl/1mKwdJX ) he was fired based on allegations he made inappropriate comments to employees. Board members did not disclose the nature of the comments or the number of employees who came forward.

Plotkin said at the board meeting that he was unaware of any problems or complaints until days before he was fired. He says he had an open door policy, and people who had a problem should have come to him.


John Gilkey, senior vice president of policyholder services and programs, was appointed interim CEO.

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Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com