HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Houston mayoral candidate Tony Buzbee has known as for an investigation into Mayor Sylvester Turner and $95K 12 months airport device intern.
Marvin Agumagu acquired a role as an intern inside the control schooling application of the Houston Airport System, in keeping with Mayor Turner.
“The mayor claims he cannot find the money to pay for police, hearth and floods, but based totally on 3 emails, he can rent an intern for 95K a 12 months plus advantages,” Buzbee stated all through a information convention Tuesday.”He created this internship at some stage in a hiring freeze, he made this up. We are going to must ask him why,” brought Buzbee.
In a announcement, Mayor Turner said, “Mr. Marvin Agumagu’s earnings is commensurate together with his schooling and experience. He has three (three) superior degrees, together with a bachelor’s degree, Master’s Degree and a regulation degree. He additionally has revel in in global family members and governmental affairs that’s an asset for the City of Houston’s five-megastar international airports.”
Buzbee has asked the state to investigate.
“I’m calling now for a complete investigation from the (State of Texas) Public Integrity Unit.
There must be an investigation from the Public Integrity Unit to discern out why a function turned into created for a person who has no experience, who glaringly has a few dating, and we will all speculate on what the relationship is,” said Buzbee.
Here is the entire assertion from Mayor Turner:
There has been loads of dialogue, but little interest paid to the information. I wish that everybody will overview the records and the assisting documentation that changed into supplied to Channel 2 earlier of its story, but become not shared with its viewers, concerning the Houston Airport System’s Executive Internship Program and the City of Houston’s Administrative Policy three.5 governing the hiring of Executive Level employees.
As proven in this key memo, the Houston Airport System Executive Internship Program turned into created through Director Mario Diaz to draw new talent inside the area of aviation and to function an access to the Management Training Program. The status quo of the program is within the discretion and authority of the Department Director. Please see the connected memo by way of Director Diaz and Administrative Procedure three-5 7.1.2 https://www.Houstontx.Gov/adminpolicies/three-5.Pdf
The approval sought from the management was to approve the re-class of the placement and waiver of posting. This personnel motion become accomplished according with the City of Houston’s Administrative policy. The system is recurring, and I have signed 122 of these reclassifications for each of the 23 town departments since taking office in January 2016.
The professional task identify for the Executive Intern is Senior Staff Analyst (Executive Level) with a pay grade of 28. The Department Director chose the task identify and pay grade and the Human Resource Department determined both have been constant with the desired responsibilities and responsibilities of the placement.
For reference, there are a total of ninety four Senior Staff Analysts positions in the City of Houston, of which 15 are on the Executive Level. The cutting-edge income range for Senior Staff Analyst s is $seventy four,256 – $131,325.
Mr. Marvin Agumagu’s profits is commensurate along with his education and enjoy. He has three (3) superior levels, inclusive of a bachelor’s diploma, Master’s Degree and a regulation diploma. He also has revel in in global family members and governmental affairs that’s an asset for the City of Houston’s five-big name worldwide airports.
The City of Houston is happy with our file on recruiting, hiring and keeping certified people. We are particularly proud of our intentional outreach to draw millennials who deliver innovative thoughts and power to our staff. As we compete with the non-public sector for qualified personnel willing to learn and excel, we’re surprised at our exact fortune to attract such proficient young males and females dedicated to a lifestyles of public service.