While we were off doing non-blog related chores over the holiday weekend a few interesting stories dropped on the scene regarding the Performance Audit of the County of Orange Human Resources department.
Voice of OC finally got an answer (here) out of the County regarding who got the management raises revealed in the Performance Auditor’s damning report on the County Human Resources department. Seems that some of the raise recipients are elected government officials; specificallySanta Ana City Councilman Carlos Bustamante and Santa Ana school board trustee Rob Richardson.
Then we have the Orange County Register firing up it’s editorial keyboard (here) on the issue and jumping – not surprisingly – on Supervisor John Moorlach’s bandwagon of wacked out solutions. At last weeks board meeting Moorlach suggested that the solution to the problem would be to outsource the functions of the Human Resources department. Apparently Moorlach doesn’t grasp a simple truth about the situation revealed by the HR audit.
Outsourcing is not a solution to a failure of leadership and management oversight. Before we talk about outsourcing, maybe we should look into management accountability.
All in all, it’s going to be interesting to see how this story plays out.