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Bumpus explains resignation, cites unfair treatment

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)- James Bumpus, Director of the Office of Small Business Affairs, says he resigned because he was in a hostile work environment, and he made that announcement today in an open Macon-Bibb County Commission meeting.

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)- James Bumpus, Director of the Office of Small Business Affairs, says he resigned because he was in a hostile work environment, and he made that announcement today in an open Macon-Bibb County Commission meeting.
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12513/7352002?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Wed, 02 May 2018 03:00:40 +0000 Bumpus explains resignation, cites unfair treatment MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)- James Bumpus, Director of the Office of Small Business Affairs, says he resigned because he was in a hostile work environment, and he made that announcement today in an open Macon-Bibb County Commission meeting. http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12513/7352002?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WMGT michael warrick. a macon-bibb county employee says he knew of the former industrial authority chairman's ties to contractors, that now owe the authority nearly 2- million dollars. 41nbc's edna ruiz was there as dr. james bumpus spoke to commissioners this afternoon. edna... bumpus says he had nothing to do with former chairman, cliffard whitby. whitby was indicted on federal fraud charges in august. as the director of small business affairs, bumpus says he did let the industrial authorty know that those companies were in business and they were minorities...any thing other than that wasn't his responsibility. 0:01 "but you knew they wer related?" "yes, but macon is a smal community." dr. james bumpus confessed he knew former industrial authority chairman, cliffard whitby, was related to officers from two of the contractors he put the authority in contact with. "macon is a small community. know those business owners from over the years throughout the community. i was not responsible for a procurement process." thos companies, new age concepts and consulting and armstead management, are two of the three, the authority is now demanding $1.9 million from for unfinished work. 2017's audit from authority showed that whitby's brother-in-law and daughter worked for those contractors. "i just want to know did he kno they were related. if he did, it seems to me you should have said these are related to you, you know this doesn't sound right, it doesn't look right." but bumpu claims that wasn't his job. "only responsibl for identifying interest. anything beyond that, would be taken up by macon-bibb county industrial authority." "i don't think he done anything wrong. no. i mean i think dr. bumpus did what he was tasked to do." as for why bumpus is resigning from his position, he says it has nothing to do with the whitby. "due to budge restraints that is needed to support the office of small business affairs, along with statements attempted to discredit my character and integrity as an employee and a community leader are reasons he submitted his resignation." in macon, edna ruiz 41nbc news. mayor reichert says bumpus has not spoken to him about why exactly he resigned. because it's personnel issue he wouldn't comment any further. bumpus declined to comment after the meeting. his last day is the 25th. the attorney for the 3 companies expected to pay nearly 2- million dollars to the industrial authority, is asking for an extension. in a statement from the industrial authority today , the companies will be given 30 more days to pay the authority 1 point 9 million dollars. demand letters for armstead management, new age concept consulting and w-c construction were sent out april 2nd. the authority claims those companies were paid in full for work that was never finished or even





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