Daughter of Richmond’s CAO hired by Dept. of Utilities


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The daughter of Richmond’s Chief Administrative Officer Selena Cuffee-Glenn was hired by the city’s Department of Public Utilities, leading some city council members to claim she’s benefited from nepotism. 

Alexis Glenn, 22, was hired by the City of Richmond and makes roughly $55,000 a year, 8News confirmed on Wednesday. Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney’s office shared a statement with 8News on Glenn’s hiring.

“The mayor was informed of Ms. Glenn’s employment after she was hired,” the statement read. “While it is our understanding that all city employment regulations governing provisional employment were followed in this case, we expect there to be an open and competitive recruitment process should DPU decide to fill this position permanently.”

Some city council members told 8News they are frustrated, arguing it’s nepotism because Cuffee-Glenn oversees the Dept. of Public Utilities. City policy states nepotism is when someone is in direct line of supervision of a family member. 

“Public accountability considerations and good management practices dictate that supervision by an employee of a member of his or her immediate family is prohibited,” an employee handbook from Richmond’s Dept. of Human Resource Management reads. “Immediate family includes the spouse and any other person residing in the same household as the employee who is a dependent of the employee or of whom the employee is a dependent.” 

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