Brock Hill has been removed as the deputy commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation following an investigation.
A TDEC spokesperson confirmed Hill was removed last week after an investigation into complaints of workplace misconduct.
The details of the complaints and subsequent investigation are unclear at this time.
TDEC Commissioner David Salyers sent notice of Hill’s removal in a letter to department employees:
Last week I separated former Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill from State service following an investigation into complaints of workplace misconduct. Anne Marshall has agreed to serve as interim Deputy Commissioner of Parks and Conservation.
I believe that TDEC leadership must always set the tone for a safe, positive, professional, and respectful work environment. Thank you for the work you do each day to preserve and protect our natural, cultural, and scenic areas while maintaining a safe and enjoyable workspace where people can thrive. I am looking forward to visiting with you in the near future as I travel across the state to listen to your thoughts on taking our public service to the next level.
David W. Salyers, P.E.
Hill’s photo has been removed from TDEC’s website.
News Channel 11 has reached out to TDEC for more information about the workplace misconduct investigation. We have yet to hear back.