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City CIO Collins resigns

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 by Austin Monitor

City Chief Information Officer Pete Collins, who has been on administrative leave since mid-June has submitted his resignation. Collins will receive nearly $66,000 from the city as the result of an agreement and release signed this afternoon.


That amount represents the value of three months base salary plus 366 hours of accrued vacation, according to the city’s Public Information Office. The Travis County District Attorney’s office investigated unspecified allegations against Collins and concluded that they did not warrant prosecution in July.


The city administrative review of Collins will end with the resignation and the investigation by City Auditor Steve Morgan will likely be wrapping up in the near future.


City Manager Marc Ott said in a prepared statement,  “The resignation allows the City to move forward on vital technology projects without the uncertainty for employees of what will happen next. Mr. Collins’ decision puts an end to this personnel issue.”


The city will conduct a national search to find a new chief information officer. Collins has been with the city since 1993 and has been chief information officer since 2004. Linda Pounds-Adams is the acting chief information officer.

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