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CityBus GM retires after workplace hostility complaints

Marty Sennett says the allegations are false and he had been considering retirement since May.

Posted: Oct 21, 2021 3:28 PM
Updated: Oct 22, 2021 9:35 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Long-time CityBus General Manager Marty Sennett is retiring after allegations of workplace hostility.

The CityBus Board of Directors on Thursday approved the termination of Sennett's contract and appointed Randy Anderson as interim GM.

As News 18 previously reported, Sennett was under internal investigation and was working from home while prohibited from CityBus property.

Board Chairman Ben Murray says the findings of the investigation are confidential but he denied any workplace hostility within the company.

He says the retirement is a mutual agreement between Sennett and the board.

"It was decided through discussions that he wanted to retire and when someone has put in their life into this organization, or any organization, as long as he has, you're going to respect the wishes," Murray says.

Sennett has been CityBus GM since the 1980s. He will receive nearly $116,000 in severance pay, according to a termination agreement provided to News 18.

In a phone interview, Sennett says the allegations are false and he had been considering retirement since May.

"As far as I know, the allegations are false and I've not been given anything in writing to tell me otherwise," he says. "This is something I've talked to the board about since last May about retiring. It just seemed like a good time to do it."

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