Tag Archive for Layoffs

Team Hutchens Gets All Puffed Up

In response to the Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) asking its members if they might be interested in a brief collective work stoppage, Under Sheriff John Scott sent a memo out to all OCEA represented department members. He instituted a new policy, effective immediately, that any employee represented by OCEA who calls in sick must have a doctor’s note to return to work.

Union calls for Sheriff to save jobs by cutting extra-help retirees

From the Orange County Register: An unlikely voice has joined the pension debate, singling out what he calls “pension abuse” in Orange County.Nick Berardino (left), general manager for the Orange County Employees Association, says the countywide practice of hiring retired county employees to return and perform part time work is wrong. At a time when…

Feuding with the Sheriff

From Total Buzz yesterday: Sheriff’s layoffs ignite feud Union officials were told today that Sheriff Sandra Hutchens plans to lay off 30 non-sworn employees within the department and demote 10 more, igniting allegations of misspending and terse emails between the sheriff and a union leader over whether the Hutchens should have personally delivered the bad…

Sheriff Hutchens Implements Management Layoffs

Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens announced after the Board of Supervisors cut the Sheriff’s Department by $28 million that she would be laying off two Assistant Sheriff’s and five Captains to meet the budget shortfall. Her management team learned yesterday who at the top was getting chopped. Assistant Sheriff’s Jack Anderson and  J.B. Davis will…

Orange County lays off more workers, seniority doesn’t count.

Today, Sheriff Sandra Hutchens will announce her planned cuts in staffing to address the $28 million budget cut the department must absorb this year. The Orange County Register’s Jennifer Muir reports some details this morning: Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens plans to lay off two assistant sheriffs and six captains to help rein in department expenses, according…

OC Budget Battle Begins Today

Today, June 9, 2009, the Orange County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to begin hearings on the more than $5 billion county budget. With anticipated revenue sharply down and the state legislature looking at borrowing from local governments to cover their deficit, this year’s process is shaping up to be very painful. County staff are…