Statement on complaint against David Jamison

Iowa Senate Democratic Leader Janet Petersen

Iowa Senate News
For Immediate Release: April 26, 2018

Statement from Senate Democratic Leader Janet Petersen
on release of harassment complaint against David Jamison

Redacted complaint by IFA employee

“For all her talk about zero tolerance and protecting the victims of workplace harassment, it’s clear that Governor Reynolds has been more interested in protecting her friend David Jamison.

“Taxpayers deserve full disclosure of all complaints against David Jamison during his tenure in state government.

“Governor Reynolds should also immediately order an external investigation into concerns expressed by the victim that there was a culture at the Iowa Finance Authority where she and other staff feared being retaliated against if they filed complaints. This allegation is eerily similar to those raised by Senate employees during an internal investigation last year.

“In addition, Governor Reynolds should release the number of harassment complaints brought by state employees since she took office in 2011. Any public information about those cases should also be released immediately.”

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