Government information services has announced that Linda Evans, former Chief Immigration Officer, has retired.
Evans has been on required leave since December 2014 – suspended with pay in relation to a “number of allegations of misconduct by the CIO, which require a full investigation. However, following an investigation it was announced in February 2015 that her matter was being dealt with administratively. It was expected that a decision would have been reached around that time. After a further lengthy period of no further comment the following was issued today:
Former Chief Immigration Officer Retires
Following the placing of Ms. Linda Evans on Required Leave from the Post of Chief Immigration Officer, it is confirmed that Ms. Evans has chosen to retire from the Civil Service with effect from 30th September 2017.
There have been no findings of misconduct against Ms. Evans and she is retiring with a good record and thanks are extended to her for her years of service.
Acting Chief Immigration Officer Bruce Smith has been running the Immigration Department since Ms. Evans was placed on paid leave.