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Anthony v. Galveston County

United States District Court, Fifth Circuit

January 10, 2014

SHIRLEY GRICE ANTHONY, Plaintiff,
v.
GALVESTON COUNTY, TEXAS, Defendant.

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER

GREGG COSTA, District Judge.

Plaintiff Shirley Grice Anthony, an African American female, asserts a race discrimination claim for unequal pay against her former employer, Galveston County. The County has moved for summary judgment, contending that Anthony is unable to identify workers of other races in similar positions who were paid less.

I. BACKGROUND1[1]

Anthony began working in the Galveston County Clerk's Office in January 1970 and was the longest serving Galveston County employee as of her retirement in December 2010. During her time as a county employee, Anthony held several different positions including Assistant Bookkeeper and Senior Deputy County Clerk-Accounting.[2] At the time she filed her EEOC complaint in 2010, Anthony was employed as Senior Deputy County Clerk-Accounting (CC/7).

In 2002, Anthony completed the Job Classification and Compensation Survey given to all employees prior to the County's overhaul of its job classification system. Docket Entry No. 23-32. The instructions for completing the compensation survey stated "If you perform duties of a supervisory nature, describe those duties specifically and in detail." Id. at 3. In the survey, Anthony described the effect of the work she produced within her department as "keeping up receipts and some need adjusting or if someone comes in for the money back from the registry you have to be up with it, " making no mention of any supervisory duties there or anywhere else in the survey. Id. at 9. In the attachment to the survey wherein she listed the essential functions of her job, Anthony listed the following:

1. Maintains control of the bookkeeping which requires verifying balancing of each Clerk's money drawer at the end of the day, making bank deposits daily, receive and issue receipts of money going into the registry of the court and entering the new cases into Court Track (which requires entry into two (2) computer systems), write checks for all refunding transactions, adjustments to payments and revenues, making copies of all checks received before deposit, accept voucher payments, add daily the check and cash money received, making change for all money drawers as clerks need it.
2. Maintains complex bookkeeping reports.
3. Prepares warrant funds for the Country Treasure[r] for the different accounts to be received.
4. Performs general administrative and clerical tasks such as copying, answering telephones and updating and maintaining files.
5. Maintains current knowledge of statutes, changes in laws, regulations relating to specific department responsibilities, and how to deposit certain fees collected and time period set by the Legislature.
6. Responds to general and complex questions and complaints regarding department.
7. May lead or train clerical support personnel within her department.
8. Assist in Elections where needed.
9. Maintains the Minor Accounts regarding amount of balance and ...

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