Central Florida Tourism Oversight District Passes New Whistleblower Protection
The Central Florida Tourism Oversight District is adopting a whistleblower policy that they say is aimed at encouraging at encouraging a culture of openness and transparency.
According to Board Chairman Martin Garcia, some employees thought their concerns were not being heard under the previous Disney-appointed board.
“We want to adopt a policy that says we don’t have deaf ears, nothing will fall on deaf ears,” he said. “So if you have an issue, here is a new policy. Here is a new culture.”
The policy approved by the board on Wednesday provides protections for whistleblowers and created a process for reporting unlawful activity and other concerns.
New CFTOD Logo
In other news, the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District also unveiled its new logo.
The new design, which replaces Reedy Creek’s, features an orange tree in front of a bright yellow sun.
Update On Firefighter Negotiations
Last but not least, District Administrator Glen Gilzean said that he is working to finalize a new contract that was already approved by unionized firefighters.
“We’re going to give our firefighters the best resources. To be competitive not only here locally but also here with our neighbors,” Gilzean said after Wednesday’s meeting.
The district’s board will meet in a closed-door session on Friday to discuss the union negotiations. Glizean said the contract approval has been delayed for procedural reasons.
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