The administrator normally charged with handling North Las Vegas’ layoffs has left the city.
Officials confirmed Thursday that Human Resources Director Austin Scaccia, an eight-year City Hall veteran, was no longer employed by the city as of Thursday afternoon.
City spokesman Mitch Fox declined to comment on why Scaccia left or whether his departure was amicable.
Fox said Scaccia’s “change in employment status” was the only one he was currently aware of at City Hall.
He and other officials cited a city policy against discussing personnel matters in declining to comment on whether Scaccia would receive a severance package.
Scaccia helped cash-strapped North Las Vegas broker several rounds of fierce union contract negotiations during his lengthy tenure as the city’s chief labor relations manager.
Phone calls directed to his office went straight to voicemail Wednesday afternoon.
Former Mayor Shari Buck promoted Scaccia to human resources director in May 2013, only two months before giving way to first-term Mayor John Lee.
Scaccia counts as the seventh Buck appointee to leave the city under Lee’s tenure and the ninth top administrator to leave since July 2013.
It remains unclear whether the city plans to conduct a search for his replacement or promote internally.
Officials declined to comment on whether Scaccia had signed a nondisclosure agreement as part of his exit from City Hall. Such gag orders have become a common feature of high-level personnel departures in both the public and private sectors.
Scaccia made $127,514 in 2012, according to publicly available payroll data.
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