By Associated Press - Monday, July 3, 2017

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A state Department of Children and Families employee says she was unfairly passed over for a state Department of Workforce Development job.

Jo Futrell filed a complaint June 1 with the state Employment Relations Commission saying she served as DWD’s medical issues coordinator in the agency’s Human Resources Bureau until this past March, when she took a similar position with DCF. She reapplied for her old position at DWD in April but was passed over for someone without experience. The documents don’t say who.

She alleged the hiring supervisor, Ray Mejia, manipulated the process. She also alleged he made chauvinistic comments.

WERC records show Futrell dropped the complaint on June 21. She said in a telephone interview Monday that she reached an agreement with DWD but declined to elaborate.

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