Argyll and Bute Council has now advertised the post of Communications Manager, held by suspended former manager, Jo Smith.
Ms Smith had been suspended following her own revelation at a conference of her public sector peers, that she had instigated Internet ‘spy accounts’ for surveillance of critics of the council.
The matter was investigated by a hired public sector adviser and Ms Smith was subsequently removed from her post.
The last information available on the episode was that Ms Smith had appealed that decision.
While she was still technically in post, although suspended, the Council could not legally advertise the post.
But on 15th March Argyll and Bute Council advertised for a Communications Manager [the details are here].
This can only mean that Ms Smith is no longer on the books in the post.
But did she lose her appeal against the Council decision or did they make her a deal to bring the matter to a conclusion?