July wasn’t a good month for D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation Director Robert Newman. First, numerous summer employees didn’t get their paychecks. Then the Washington Post blasted his work in a highly critical report about D.C.’s parks. Finally, the daily broke the story that he had padded his resume before landing the job.
Determined to undo the damage, Newman revealed last week that he would be working with Personnel Director Milou Carolan to make his CV more accurately reflect his career. For instance, Newman’s resume lists him as having run four community health centers for a New York medical center; in fact, according to the Post’s report, an employment confirmation from the center identified his title as project director at just one of the clinics.
The Washington City Paper, however, has come into possession of a top-secret early draft of the rewrite. And this one, at least, will never be accused of exaggerating Newman’s accomplishments: CP