CDC denied that the missing employee was promoted, on Monday. 35 years old epidemiologist from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Timothy Cunningham has been mysteriously missing since February 12.
Acting director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Anne Schuchat has denied that the missing CDC employee was passed over for the promotion right before he went missing since a month.
D.T. Hannah, spokesman of the Atlanta Police Department said in a statement on Tuesday that, “We stand behind every statement the Atlanta Police Department made about Dr. Cunningham’s employment, as our information came directly from the CDC.”
Maj. Michael O’Connor, Atlanta Police told last during the news conference that he employee, Timothy Cunningham was informed a week before his disappearance, that he would not get a promotion for being to the branch manager. He added that Cunningham also visited his supervisor on the same day he disappeared, to discuss about his rejection for promotion.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that, “There has been news coverage that Commander Cunningham recently did not receive a promotion. As many of his colleagues in the USPHS have pointed out, this information is incorrect. In fact, he received an early promotion/exceptional proficiency promotion to Commander effective July 1, 2017, in recognition of his exemplary performance.”
Dr. Schuchat also told that missing Cunningham was already promoted for being commander effective July 1, recognizing his exemplary performance in the U.S. Public Health Service, as the uniformed corps for the Department of Health and Human Services.