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Union Chief Says Iowa 'Do-Not-Hire' List is Flawed
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The president of Iowa's largest public employees union says the state's list of banned former workers is filled with mistakes and shouldn't have been released.
Danny Homan of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees said Friday the union has already found two people on the 974-person "do-not-hire" list who currently work for the state.
He says that includes one Department of Corrections employee who was reinstated after an arbitrator found his discipline wasn't justified. Homan says several other individuals are still challenging their firings through grievances, which means their names should have been kept confidential under Iowa law because their terminations aren't final.
The Department of Administrative Services released the data earlier this week, but withheld 600 more names of disqualified former probationary and at-will employees.