Former NIHFCU CEO Named in Hiring Suit
A California woman has charged the recently retired CEO at NIH Federal Credit Union with hiring her from California for a credit union job that turned out not to exist.
The October 2012 complaint from Connie Davis names the 43,000 member, $585 million NIH FCU and its former CEO Juli Anne Callis and alleges Callis “aggressively” recruited her to leave a position with the University of California at Berkely to move to Maryland and work at the credit union. But, she alleged, when she did she found the job she was given was not the job she had been recruited to do.
“Within the first two weeks of joining the Credit Union,” Davis says in her complaint, “she was at a loss as to why Ms. Callis had hired her, as there was absolutely nothing for her to do.”
Davis alleged her salary at the credit union was to be $150,000 per year with a suggestion of a 20% bonus but she added that she was told that the program she had been told she was hired to establish would not be launched until the next year.
Davis alleges she was fired without just cause four and one half months after joining the credit union staff and that she left a $130,000 per year job at the university to take the position at NIHFCU. Aged 52 at the time of the complaint, Davis further alleges she has not been able to find another job in either Maryland or California.
Neither Callis nor the credit union has yet commented on the complaint, but a May 2013 filing from the credit union denied all the allegations but did not offer any specifics.