The city disclosed the incident in announcing an external investigation into allegations against Krieger has wrapped up.
"The only finding of the investigation was the verification of an off-color joke that was promptly and correctly investigated in January," officials said in written statement. "Krieger was given a verbal reprimand at that time and required to complete the City's harassment prevention and diversity awareness training before the end of 2014."
Krieger, who has been the city manager since late 2008, could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday evening.
The investigation was prompted by a
Most of the three-page letter the former employee sent to the mayor and
The complaint goes on to name two department leaders and accuse them of "inappropriate commentary which is degrading to women and minorities." It cites as examples comments allegedly made about preferring to work with "pretty girls," choosing vendors with male representatives, sexual references and suggestions about the former employee losing weight.
The city is still investigating those claims. One of those employees named in the complaint resigned last month, officials have said. The other has been reassigned, but that move was unrelated, Krieger said in a previous interview. The Tribune is not naming the
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