How Much Will Terminated Administrator Gilley Get In Severance Pay? And Here’s What She Thinks Of Her Job Performance

June 18, 2021

The Escambia County Commission voted Thursday afternoon to immediately terminate Administrator Janice Gilley.

Under her contract, Gilley will receive a lump sum cash payment equal to 20 weeks of her $185,000 salary. That equates just over $71,150. The county will also provide for her health and detail insurance for six months under the sames terms as if she were an employee, in addition to any coverage that might be available under COBRA.

Before the commission’s 4-1 vote to end her contract about a year early, Gilley distributed a 16-page self-authored handout highlighting her accomplishments over the past two years. The document is below.

For more details on Gilley’s termination, click or tap here.

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42 Responses to “How Much Will Terminated Administrator Gilley Get In Severance Pay? And Here’s What She Thinks Of Her Job Performance”

  1. Wally on June 24th, 2021 7:12 pm

    The best thing to happen for and to our community in a very long time. What a shame we cannot have honest people run our county because the rest of us do nothing to support them. Maybe its time to make some changes of our own at the poles.

  2. Chris on June 21st, 2021 12:06 pm

    @Racheal——Yes, but that median income of $55k is for a household, not an individual.

  3. Bryan Caro on June 20th, 2021 4:34 pm

    Looks like Yes, I mean Wes Moreno got called up from Roads n Bridges just in time…will he still answer for the crappy roads n bridges in the north end that cover three stories on this news site? We shall see…

  4. William Lingo on June 20th, 2021 12:13 pm

    @well June 18, 8:31pm Did I hit a nerve? Which member of the BOC are you? What did I say that offended you so much? Was it my question on retirement benefits or my praise for Pam Gilley? I’m betting it was my question on retirement. Why don’t you try answering my question instead of being rude?

  5. judy on June 20th, 2021 7:32 am

    If you run an agency well, yet treat the employees like manure, you deserve to be fired. Go find somebody else to mistreat!

  6. Joe blow on June 20th, 2021 6:02 am

    Are you kidding me, Janice was the best they have had in a long time and with the most experience but she would not let the men of The BOC tell her how to do her job. As far as Wes Moreno goes he is as bad as they are and will do anything to kiss up to move up.

  7. Susie on June 19th, 2021 9:22 pm

    So five elected ding dongs terminated probably the best Administrator this County’s had in many, many years. A woman who’s focused, honest, harder working than any man I’ve seen in that position ever and way more intelligent. That is ridiculous. What a waste while those idiots line their pockets with our tax paying dollars. What are they hiding? Don’t give up, Janice! Fight back! You will always have my vote!

  8. Kincade on June 19th, 2021 3:39 pm

    To all you department heads who transferred in from somewhere else…..this is your fate. We tried to tell you to stay far away, but you wouldn’t listen. The allegedly most corrupt county commissioners in the whole State of FL are now your boss. And what’s really sad is that the ignorant people of Escambia County keep reelecting them.

  9. eric on June 19th, 2021 12:37 pm

    Ms Gilley was fired cause she not doing her job We need a someone who can do the job.

  10. Stringbean on June 19th, 2021 8:33 am

    Ms. Gilley for District 5 County Commisioner!

    BOC gutting the Sector Plan and now this. Clowns, all of them in the pockets of developers.

    I vote every single election.
    I’m just one vote and I ain’t giving up.

  11. J.C. Tellefson on June 19th, 2021 7:54 am

    Administrator Gilley, thank you for your extraordinary professional performance in the service of all of Escambia County. Your unfortunate exit from the Dias speaks volumes about how you handle both the easy and the difficult. People with your talent, leadership, and most importantly integrity are desperately needed. Please don’t leave us all after you enjoy a much deserved vacation from the “zoo”

  12. Racheal on June 19th, 2021 7:53 am

    https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/escambiacountyflorida
    Median income in our county is a little more than $55,000.00 annually. The percentage of people living in poverty is 15.5%.

  13. Citizen on June 18th, 2021 10:46 pm

    Maybe she wanted to leave and they negotiated a payoff. They need to get things done the citizens don’t understand. I predict the medical director is next, and the paramedics cases will be. dropped. People don’t realize the county contribution to both retirement s brought up is the same and set at the state..The difference is the rate of return. Underhill will not get refunded for his lawsuits. Maybe he is next..There is a saying you can’t fight city hall. Maybe its a good move and Wes can get somethings accomplished..All these assumptions flying around are speculation.

  14. Mark on June 18th, 2021 9:47 pm

    I will definitely vote for her if she run for district 5 Steven Barry won’t even come to a citizen rescue if he’s summon believe I requested his assistance last year on an issue he refused to assist me I say to Ms gilley less get him out of there you got my vote for sure by the way I helped get him elected what a big mistake

  15. Mr.Metoo on June 18th, 2021 8:54 pm

    Anyone remember Mr. Randy Oliver ? In 2012 he was terminated. He actually thought he could be professional and help the citizens and employees. He was wrong.

  16. Well on June 18th, 2021 8:31 pm

    Tom Turner….. that’s a name none of us miss.
    @William Lingo….. Drugs are bad for you. JANICE Gilley would agree.

    Wish Mrs. Gilley the best.

  17. Tom Turner on June 18th, 2021 6:49 pm

    Just one comment in regard to collective bargaining – during my tenure all
    Meetings were advertised and open to the public. All bargaining sessions were recorded and archived to be available for anyone that made a request. I am happy decent HR/Payroll system has been installed. When I was there budget had their own, HR used Kronos for some data keeping and timekeeping but that system didn’t talk or communicate with the Clerks payroll system. As a result there were three data bases that could provide conflicting data. I migrated HR to the Clerks system to reduce the chance for conducting data. The Clerk’s system was outdated and cumbersome but accurate and consistent information was more important until the clerk upgraded the payroll system.

  18. William Lingo on June 18th, 2021 5:46 pm

    Another assassination by the Good ol’boys of Escambia County. Why does the BOC have a retirement, unless they have spent 20 years in office? How long does someone have to serve to qualify and what does it entail?

    Pam Gilley, thank you for all you’ve done for the citizens of this county, we know that you’re being railroaded by Good ol’boys of the BOC. Hopefully, you will come forward to speak out and let us all know what reason(s) the BOC has given as a basis for your dismissal.

    I wish you all the best and hope that you will take the place of one of these scoundrels on the board, you should expose them as the crooks they are!!! Wondee how many pots of collard greens they bring in each week

  19. Duke of Wawbeek on June 18th, 2021 3:17 pm

    The current condition of district 5 is a clear indicator of needed change.

    People should consider the issues, before simply shading in a circle.

  20. 429SCJ on June 18th, 2021 3:14 pm

    @Miz Opal, I agree with you 100 percent, district five needs Janet.

    Janet is one of our own and she appreciates our needs and perspectives.

  21. Not Blind on June 18th, 2021 2:55 pm

    Here we are quibbling about the meager pay for fire fighters while over paying the fat retirement that these part time goofs get. Then when it is pointed out they fire her. Anyone else see a problem with the way out county administration acts? Vote them all out. We can do better.

  22. Scott on June 18th, 2021 2:43 pm

    Ok so it is in the tax payers best interest to dismiss a county worker paid for by the tax payers with no cause given and who’s 2/3 rds of the way in thier contract? And now instead of providing a service for the tax payers she will be paid to just do nothing. And it sure is funny along with no reason to fire ger our county commissioners in thier great wisdom don’t have a rebuttal for her listed accomplishments. So we fire a lady for what we only have evidence of her doing her job for nothing we have evidence of her not doing her job.
    Does this confuse anyone else? I think this smells funny and sad part is we the tax payers probably just got swindled and no one is going to do anything about it!
    I say we recall all county commissioners! If you can’t give us a reason then we don’t owe you one! Complete change out of the Escambia County Board of Commissioners and impose term limits. Review pay scale for board members and adjust to reasonable compensation for part time workers. Review by independent agency of the reason for Administrator Gilly’s dismissal and appropriate action on findings.

  23. Stumpknocker on June 18th, 2021 1:27 pm

    They had probably promised this position to someone else I’d bet on it , and if it’s who I think it is everyone will be surprised and it will make sense.

  24. Donald W Cooper on June 18th, 2021 12:41 pm

    Too much money floating around for little county level positions.
    No wonder escambia is going broke. Just the good ole boy system working at it’s best

  25. Mike on June 18th, 2021 12:29 pm

    She has been a commissioner in district 5 before BARRY and his clown self was elected. STOP VOTING THIS SAME CLOWNS BACK IN.

  26. Citizen on June 18th, 2021 11:07 am

    Ms. Gilley Please ….Please …..Please run for District 5 Commissioner …..

    Right on JTV

  27. Kane on June 18th, 2021 10:23 am

    @Bewildered They still have Pam Childers to deal with.

  28. Kathi Iannone on June 18th, 2021 9:41 am

    Adobe.pdf on June 18th, 2021 7:03 am
    Actions are louder then words on a .PDF document

    What are you trying to say….and why didn’t you listed your name?

    This county doesn’t deserve Janice Gilley! Good Ole Boy politics has always been in Escambia County!

    Janice go work with Governor DeSantis and kick some more butt!

  29. Frank Gulsby on June 18th, 2021 9:22 am

    Since none of our commissioners want to air “dirty laundry”, perhaps Ms. Gilley would come forward and tell the voters exactly what grounds they used to terminate her? This county has a very bad reputation of running off upper-level personnel. ie: county fire chief(s), county administrators(s), and probably coming soon, school superintendent. Now, I realize the commission need not explain every single hiring or firing of county employees, but I do feel an explanation is due when senior contracted county officials are terminated in a public forum without a clear explanation.

    Do our commissioners dislike “anyone” who may disagree with or challenge them? Or heaven forbid, have a different or better way of doing things rather than “the way it’s always been done”?

    Mr. Barry, I voted for you and up until now have always thought and spoke very highly of you. Unfortunately, I am beginning to question whether or not the “good-ole-boy” status quo mentality has begun to descend on your office?

  30. DOB on June 18th, 2021 9:05 am

    JTV – Well said – I agree 100% – s0- DITTO!!

  31. J.Larry Seale on June 18th, 2021 9:03 am

    She would make a good county commissioner
    hope she thinks on it…………

  32. SueB on June 18th, 2021 7:46 am

    VOTE OUT every county commissioner that voted her out due to ECAT UNION complaints. We still have to pay the 4% gas tax for a failing bus system.

  33. Opal J. Smith on June 18th, 2021 7:11 am

    I think Janice should run for office, we love her in district five.

  34. Adobe.pdf on June 18th, 2021 7:03 am

    Actions are louder then words on a .PDF document

  35. Bewildered on June 18th, 2021 6:55 am

    The stumbling block for the huge retirement windfall for the „Big 5“ has been removed. I cannot possibly be the only reader who puts 2 + 2 (recent news) together. Just keep voting the same crowd in year after year – they know fully well if they stick together like glue they can get away with anything

  36. concerned on June 18th, 2021 6:16 am

    escambia county has came a long way under her leadership for some reason something smells fishy about all of this. I’m pretty certain if she goes many more will follow. be careful what you wish for you just may get it.

  37. Kate on June 18th, 2021 5:57 am

    Apparently, competency is not the desire of the BOC. The County had many problems before she came into office. You can’t clean all that mess up in two years. This was unfair and the BOC had better mature and make better decisions.

  38. Kate on June 18th, 2021 5:55 am

    Apparently, competency is not the desire of the BOC. Say what you want but she did a hellava job considering the state that the County was in. Business as usual did not cut the mustard, but Janice Gilley did. Run for District 5 Commissioner and finish the job fixing this rag tag County, Please Janice RUN FOR THE POSITION.

  39. DP on June 18th, 2021 5:46 am

    Of course they fired her…. Because she’s the best thing that ever happened to Escambia Co government and is too ethical for the crooked county commissioners. Has anyone ever noticed that the county can’t seem to hold onto a county administrator, and they finally had a great one and let her go. They let the bus drivers union bully them??? SMH.

  40. Concerned on June 18th, 2021 5:28 am

    Hold your head high? You did nothing wrong! You just didn’t fit in with the good ole boys! If you don’t fit in you will be booted out an that goes with all depts in the county! It’s been like that for years!

  41. JTV on June 18th, 2021 5:05 am

    If she really made a difference, she’ll be able to run and beat one of the commissioners next go round.

    I don’t like any of our political losers. Besides the sheriff, they’re all crap.

  42. Matchbox on June 18th, 2021 12:58 am

    Looks like to me that she has accomplished quite alot….dare I say they may come to regret this decision.





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