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UPDATE Bryant's reinstated financial director submits letter of resignation

Posted By on Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Gary Hollis at a recent Bryant finance meeting

The city of Bryant's lengthy round of administrative musical chairs continues...

In early January, the Bryant city council held an executive session, in which it decided to reinstate Financial Director Gary Hollis, at his request. Hollis resigned on December 30 at Mayor Jill Dabbs's request.

Dabbs told Fox news that she asked Hollis to retire after discovering IT accounting discrepancies. These discrepancies led Saline County Prosecutor Ken Casady to issue an arrest warrant for Christopher Barnes who, according to a press release, disappeared after overcharging the city of Bryant by $50,000 for IT services and equipment.

But according to Hollis, he actually caught the discrepancies. "Around the time the mayor took office, I told the finance department to stop paying the invoices," he told Arkansas Times.

Since January 2010, Dabbs has made a number of controversial personnel changes among department heads.

Now, it appears that Hollis is resigning of his own will. A letter of resignation, dated January 19, surfaced yesterday, stating that February 2 would be his last day of work. "The situation and circumstances are not tolerable for me," it reads. "I would prefer a very quiet and professional departure."

This resignation follows that of Human Resources Director Amanda Richardson, whose last day is January 27. Richardson is the city's third HR director since Dabbs took office.

Neither Hollis nor Dabbs could be reached for comment on Hollis's resignation.

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