Greenwich Purchasing Manager Resigns

The office of First Selectman on Thursday afternoon issued a statement about the status of the Town’s purchasing manager, Charles Zsebik who was put on paid administrative leave in June pending investigation of concerns brought to the Department of Human Resources.

The First Selectman’s statement said, “As Director of Purchasing for the Town, Charles Zsebik instituted a number of positive process changes and operational improvements. His leadership style, however, was not in alignment with the philosophy and culture of the Town. As a result, Mr. Zsebik has submitted his resignation.”

The statement went on to say, “The Town Administration will be reviewing the position in preparation of conducting a search for a new director who will be selected by the new Board of Selectmen.”

In the interim, Town Administrator Ben Branyan will oversee the operations of the Department.

The statement said the Town will not have any further comment as this is a personnel matter.

Back on June 17, Human Resources was notified by Purchasing and Administrative Services Dept employees of “concerns.” Human Resources Director Mary Pepe met with additional department employees on both Monday and Tuesday morning (June 18).

“It is a standard employee safety practice to contact the Greenwich Police Department when an employee is requested to leave Town property. However, there was not a need for any police action as Mr. Zsebik left the building on his own accord,” the Town said in June.

Mr. Zsebik was never charged with any wrongdoing.