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Boyce Jeffries accepts new job with city of Galt

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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2013 12:00 am

Former Parks and Recreation Director Boyce Jeffries has accepted a new position offered by the city of Galt, despite his ongoing litigation against the city claiming wrongful termination. He filed the lawsuit in late 2011, and it is set for trial next month.

Jeffries is scheduled to start as recreational coordinator on Oct. 7.

The position coordinates and supervises recreational activities at city facilities, among other things. In his former capacity, he oversaw this position and others.

Jeffries’ new annual salary will be $40,908, the top level for that position, according to the Human Resources Department. Health and retirement benefits estimated at about $36,000 annually are included.

Before being laid off, Jeffries was among the top earners in the city. In 2007, his annual salary was $162,000 and ranked sixth among Galt employees.

Jeffries, hired by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department in 1984 and named director 13 years later, sued the city seven months after his position was eliminated, claiming age discrimination. He was 54 at the time.

But city officials maintain that Jeffries’ layoff was not about his age, but due to the economy. The director position remains frozen.

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