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Complaints that caused momentary resignation of OSBI director stem from health concerns at Lawton lab

OK (KFOR) - Employees at the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation told KFOR that they’re working under what they call ineffective leadership prompting the director to step down. He has since taken his resignation back.

The complaint, submitted to the OSBI commission, more than 40 employees accuse Director Stan Florence of ineffective leadership.

Included in the allegations were health concerns at the lab in Lawton where “dangerous levels of toxic mold were found” and employees were plagued with “numerous health conditions.”

According to KFOR, employees allege “the director was well aware of increased employee health risks” and “waited almost two years from the initial mold assessment to close the building.”

Other allegations are vague and include a “high number of grievances filed in the investigative division,” pay issues and Director Florence’s funding efforts at the legislature.

Florence resigned in January upon receiving the complaints. However, he rescinded his resignation letter a few days later. The commissioners will decide what happens next.

Information provided by KFOR.

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