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- Tesla‘s former head of human resources said on Tuesday that she would sometimes check Twitter to ensure CEO Elon Musk “was not tweeting dumb stuff,” Bloomberg reports.
- The reported comment from former HR head Gabrielle Toledano, who joined the company in May 2017 and confirmed her resignation earlier this month after a leave of absence, came during a National Labor Relations Board hearing in Oakland.
- Toledano declined Business Insider’s request for comment.
- Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Tesla’s former head of human resources said on Tuesday that she would sometimes check Twitter to ensure CEO Elon Musk “was not tweeting dumb stuff,” Bloomberg reports.
The reported comment from former HR head Gabrielle Toledano, who joined the company in May 2017 and confirmed her resignation earlier this month after a leave of absence, came during a National Labor Relations Board hearing in Oakland regarding allegations that the company has interfered with union organizing activities and retaliated against pro-union employees. The company has denied those allegations, according to Bloomberg.
Toledano declined Business Insider’s request for comment. Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Musk is known for being unusually candid on Twitter compared to other CEOs, but he has become increasingly combative on the social network this year, lashing out at critics and reporters and spurring questions about his judgment when using the site.
His tweets have attracted lawsuits, as well as reported investigations from the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice. The investigations reportedly concern the accuracy of statements Musk made in August via Twitter in which he said he was considering taking Tesla private and had secured the funding to do so.
Reports that emerged after the tweet, and a statement from Musk, suggested that, at the time of the tweet, he did not have legally binding agreements in place that would provide enough funding to convert Tesla into a private company. Musk later said that Tesla would remain public but said he believed there was “more than enough funding” to take the company private.
Vernon Unsworth, a British diver whom Musk accused of being a pedophile via Twitter, sued Musk for defamation earlier this month. In July, Musk called Unsworth a pedophile in a tweet and said he would bet money to back his accusation after Unsworth said the miniature submarine Musk designed and sent to Thailand to help with the rescue of a boys’ soccer team and their coach would have been ineffective and was merely a publicity stunt. Musk later apologized to Unsworth, who helped with the rescue, and deleted the tweet.
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Public officers above 58 years and with pre-existing conditions told to work from home: The Standard
In a document from Head of Public Service, Joseph Kinyua new measure have been outlined to curb the bulging spread of covid-19. Public officers with underlying health conditions and those who are over 58 years -a group that experts have classified as most vulnerable to the virus will be required to execute their duties from home.
“All State and public officers with pre-existing medical conditions and/or aged 58 years and above serving in CSG5 (job group ‘S’) and below or their equivalents should forthwith work from home,” read the document,” read the document.
To ensure that those working from home deliver, the Public Service directs that there be clear assignments and targets tasked for the period designated and a clear reporting line to monitor and review work done.
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Others measures outlined in the document include the provision of personal protective equipment to staff, provision of sanitizers and access to washing facilities fitted with soap and water, temperature checks for all staff and clients entering public offices regular fumigation of office premises and vehicles and minimizing of visitors except by prior appointments.
Officers who contract the virus and come back to work after quarantine or isolation period will be required to follow specific directives such as obtaining clearance from the isolation facility certified by the designated persons indicating that the public officer is free and safe from Covid-19. The officer will also be required to stay away from duty station for a period of seven days after the date of medical certification.
“The period a public officer spends in quarantine or isolation due to Covid-19, shall be treated as sick leave and shall be subject to the Provisions of the Human Resource Policy and procedures Manual for the Public Service(May,2016),” read the document.
The service has also made discrimination and stigmatization an offence and has guaranteed those affected with the virus to receive adequate access to mental health and psychosocial supported offered by the government.
The new directives targeting the Public Services come at a time when Kenyans have increasingly shown lack of strict observance of the issued guidelines even as the number of positive Covid-19 cases skyrocket to 13,771 and leaving 238 dead as of today.
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Principal Secretaries/ Accounting Officers will be personally responsible for effective enforcement and compliance of the current guidelines and any future directives issued to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.
Uhuru convenes summit to review rising Covid-19 cases: The Standard
The session will among other things review the efficacy of the containment measures in place and review the impact of the phased easing of the restrictions, State House said in a statement.
This story is being updated.
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