Paul Prouty fights back

One former General Services Administration official is apparently not going away quietly.

Paul Prouty, former Rocky Mountain Region 8 commissioner for the GSA’s Public Building Service, lost his job after the agency came under scrutiny in April over excessive spending connected to the Western Regions Conference in 2010. But he’s taking his case to the Merit Systems Protection Board, according to Federal News Radio. Citing unnamed sources, the report suggests other officials who lost their jobs after the conference excesses came to light might also appeal.

Prouty was a career federal employee, having joined GSA in 1971. While at GSA, he became acting administrator for a short time in 2009 as the Obama administration settled in.

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Reader comments

Wed, Dec 19, 2012 Federal Employee for 34 years

NOTE TO MR Dave: He lost is job which means he was fired. ... therefore NO RETIRMENT. He can pull his money out if he was under the CSR: Civil Service Retirement but what good will that do ? Under the old system FERS he has to wait for the age of 62 because it is under Social Security. This was not just his reputation !

Mon, Aug 20, 2012 Diane New Jersey

Way to go! I don't blame him for fighting this. His integrity and reputation is extremely important after dedicating his life to 40+ years of service. I would not want to be forced out of any job and I wish him the best!

Fri, Aug 17, 2012

The McCartyesque "Execution first, trial later" mentality now in vogue by the Darrel Issa led oversight committee is o er the top. After getting the bum's rush out the door, a re-examination of the circumstances might just convince someone of a lack of due process or an excessive response to what really happened - as opposed to the spun outrage and hyperbole by Congress and the Press. There very well may have been some mistakes, even egregious mistakes, but everyone deserves their day in court. Last time I checked that's part of "innocent until proven guilty" approach America is sort of known for.

Fri, Aug 17, 2012 RJ Tretch

Reputation is important. It is worth fighting for - I give him credit for knowing that reputation is more important than a pension or a job.

Fri, Aug 17, 2012 Dave

Why? Dude's got 41 years of Federal service and was an SES. I could see if his retirement/pension was on the line but otherwise take the money and go home.

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