DEP CHIEF'S FLOOD OF WOE
By JESSICA SIMEONE, NY Post
Perhaps next time, she'll call Roto-Rooter.
The city Department of Environmental Protection's chief contracting officer is losing $6,290 worth of annual leave after agency personnel were deployed when her home flooded.
The Conflicts of Interest Board arrived at a settlement with Carol Fenves, in which she agreed to forfeit 12 days of annual leave, plus the value of services, for getting a DEP crew to pump water from her Queens basement in July 2007.
Fenves, who has been with the DEP since 1992, violated the conflicts-of-interest law when she asked for and received services that would otherwise not be available to the general public.