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I whole heartedly agree with Nathan Chapman’s recent May 31 letter to the editor.

I have a 30-plus year career in senior management at major nonprofit organizations and was responsible for hiring and managing a number of staff. If our HR representative or person responsible for hiring learned about fraudulent information on a candidates resume and did not call it to the attention of senior staff or take appropriate action to dismiss the employee once hired; would in most cases result in the HR person being discharged as well.

In the recent publicized case, it is alleged the city manager of Morganton knew of the falsehoods and dishonesty of the CoMMA Director and elected to be complicit or at a minimum look the other way for the sake of convenience.

Trust is an important ingredient in the internal and external transactions of an organization whether it in a nonprofit, business or government entity. If you cannot trust that the person is exercising their best judgment for the benefit of the organization or chooses to cover up dishonesty and falsehoods, appropriate action must be taken. It then is incumbent on senior management or elected officials to regain the public trust by taking the necessary steps to restore that broken trust.

We witness and ignore far too many lies and improprieties on the national and state level. Why should we accept it when we have the power at the local level to do the right thing?

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