Tag Archive for Mauk

You’ve Been Mauked!

Came accross this story on Total Buzz this morning. To paraphrase Mel Brooks, “It’s good to be the King!” County CEO hogs two parking spaces, raises workers’ ire by NORBERTO SANTANA JR. Ever drive to the local mall, or workplace, and find that someone driving an expensive SUV resembling a Star Wars battle cruiser has taken…

The Mauk-aganda Continues

County workers have been subjected to a steady stream of propaganda from CEO tom Mauk, Board Chair Pat Bates, and Department executive managers. These memos, while cleverly disguised as informative, are little more than Maukaganda forced down the throats of county workers. The workers are getting so disgusted over this crap that they are resorting…

Solorio Hearing on County Layoffs

UPDATE: Norberto Santana has a post up over on Total Buzz about today’s hearing. Click this link to read more. OC union says Supervisors/Managers eat up $21 million in perks. I’m sitting through Assemblyman Solorio’s public hearing on the County layoffs. The room is filled and over capacity. The County, represented by CEO Tom Mauk…

OCEA to County: See you in court!

Late Thursday afternoon OCEA informed County CEO Tom Mauk that they the employees union was taking the County to court over the layoffs. In a nutshell, the union is claiming that County managers have not met their contractual responsibility to identify that all other available options be explored and attempted before laying off employees. Norberto…

Sometimes they just write it for me…

Wednesday evening I came across this headline on OCRegister.com: County managers take $4.4 million in cash perk. Register investigative reporter Tony Saavedra dug up the dirt on the $4,500 optional benefit perk County Managers get. It appears that the management perk intended to pay for education and career improvement courses is instead being used as a…

Chop at the Top

That was the subject line of an email last night to Orange County workers from Orange County Employees Association General Manager Nick Berardino. His message was in response to today’s latest salvo from County CEO Tom Mauk regarding budget cuts proposed for the Social Services Agency. As the Orange County Register reported in a web…