Board approves response to grand jury report critical of HR policies

The Riverside County board of supervisors approved executive office and committee responses to a sharply critical civil grand jury report recently concerning Riverside County’s personnel policies, which the respondents affirmed were in compliance with labor law and county ordinances.The grand jury in early July issued a 16-page report that focused on practices by the department of human resources and the office of county counsel, concluding that the latter was often “problematic” and intrusive, adding to HR’s alleged failure to ensure workplace equity and honesty.Jurors specifically cited instances of “abusive management behavior,” “punitive disciplinary action,” “retaliatory behavior” and “abuse of power” in sections of their report.“Our concern comes
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