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A clerk in the Sheriff’s Office responsible for processing concealed carry permit applications filed a grievance against Sheriff George David today.

Stephanie Guidice filed an Unjust Discipline complaint against David through the union, after she said he threatened her job and had her reassigned without any explanation.

“They told her she can either move, resign, or be fired,” SEIU 668 Representative Al Smith told the Beaver Countian. “Now what kind of choices are that?” Smith said Guidice was told the actions being taken against her were due to the Hicks case, but that she was provided no specifics. “[Sheriff David] didn’t even talk to her himself. He had a Deputy stand over her while she packed up her stuff.”

Smith said that Guidice agreed to move to another position within the office so she wouldn’t be fired. “Stephanie has been in the Sheriff’s Office for 17 years without any write-ups,” said Al Smith. “She’s a good employee. There’s got to be something else to this, there has to be some sort of ulterior motive.”

Smith said the union is prepared to fight for Guidice, and for any other clerks in the office who have a grievance they would like to file.

“I’ve heard a lot of stories about how the women have been treated down there,” said Smith. “I know there are other clerks in his office who have felt harassed, but figured if they just towed the line they’d be ok. Well here we are. The Sheriff is dragging her into this.”

Multiple courthouse sources have repeatedly told the Beaver Countian they have witnessed clerks leaving the Sheriff’s Office in tears over the past several months, and sources within the Sheriff’s Department alleged that David has even had his clerks monitored using the courthouse’s surveillance system. “David thinks some of his office staff were leaking information, so he wanted to know who they were talking to in the building,” said one source.

Al Smith plans to meet with Sheriff David on Friday to discuss Guidice’s grievance. “When we requested a meeting with the Sheriff, he responded to us by saying, What’s HER problem?” said Smith. “Now what kind of attitude is that? That’s no way to talk to people.”

Under the SEIU’s contract with the county, Smith said David is required to meet with the union now that an official grievance has been filed against him. “He doesn’t have a choice but to meet with us. He can tell us to go jump off a bridge when we meet, but he’s got to meet. And if he tells us to take a bridge, we’ll go up to the next level with this.”

Note: In the interest of full disclosure, the Beaver Countian has released a statement regarding an incident involving Sheriff George David and this reporter.

John Paul
John Paul is the founder of the Beaver Countian. He reports full-time for the site, specializing in investigative journalism with an emphasis on public corruption.

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WalkOut
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WalkOut

all the girls in that office should all walk out together and have a picnik in the hallways they dont have to tolerate being treated like dogs by that man let him try to fire them all and watch what happens the whole department will leave with them :yell:

StrongerTogether
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StrongerTogether

THE WHOLE COURTHOUSE WOULD LEAVE WITH THEM!!!!

SHAME SHAME
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SHAME SHAME

What a shame, the sheriff should be ashamed of himself. Why don’t the sheriff quit picking on and abusing WOMEN? She did permits for 17 years all of a sudden he told her to hit the pike…. Stephanie Guidice and the rest of the girls in the office need to SUE his nasty ass. If he’s not picking on women he’s picking on little helpless boys who wouldn’t hurt a flea. After reading what money you make it’s not worth it, stick together girls DON’T BE AFRAID……If you think he’s watching you, GUESS WHO’S WATCHING HIM?

StrongerTogether
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StrongerTogether

THE ENTIRE COUNTY IS WATCHING HIM! STAND UP FOR YOURSELVES LADIES!

SayWhat?
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SayWhat?

Stick together ladies…it’ll all be over soon! 😉

rubric
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rubric

This office’s series of situations, taken as a whole, seems to be nearing a dangerous critical mass. Given the history of it, I think there is sufficient reason to fear a very negative ending. I hope no one gets hurt beyond the emotional duress, although it must seem to be a living hell to some.

BeaverCountyRocks
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BeaverCountyRocks

I was going to post the same type of response….I couldn’t agree with this post more.

John Sherril
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John Sherril

What a JOKE people…really. Im sure Sheriff david tried coaching Mrs Guidice and with her stellar record and reputation she did what she always did..HER JOB…no matter what. Once again this guy tries making everyone else the scape goat. When is the AGs office going to come in and Clean house. This guy thinks he is in Aliquippa in 1960 where you can do what you want with no repercusions . That was the day and age but its 2013..WE NEED SAM PICCINNI..The Commissioners or DA’s office need to summon the Govoners office and get rid of that JOKE and his ranking staff..Hey Sheriff, leave the honest hard working people alone and stop blaming them for your mess. The News interview you did on the Friendship ridge incident should have been put on Americas funniest videos. No one believd that happened after you opened your mouth..

abusive
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abusive

He is so use to beating on the opposite sex like his wife NO women is off limits. He’s never had anyone go against him except jp if you ladies stick together he’ll crap his pants cause deep down he is nothing but a coward.