El Dorado County probation employees tired of workplace harassment

Chaotic could be one word to describe the El Dorado County Probation Department. Discriminatory, dysfunctional and secretive would be other words. “The kids aren’t the problem, management is,” said one person who recently severed ties with the department.
Kathryn Reed, Lake Tahoe News | July 1 2013

 probation… According to the people who spoke off the record with Lake Tahoe News, interim Chief Probation Officer Vince Janette is one of the harassers…

At first Janette said, “I’d rather not comment” – in response to whether he applied to be the chief permanently. Then he added, “I will not be our next chief.”

When Sly was asked to explain what is really going on today at probation, he emailed LTN, “Current direction from the CAO and County Counsel is that all media questions are referred to them. Therefore, I need to refer you to their offices.”

Those who are left to do the work at the South Lake Tahoe and Placerville detention centers say there is a culture of harassment and discrimination within the department…

Harassment, according to those who spoke with LTN, is verbal and sexual – and ongoing.

Read story here: http://www.laketahoenews.net/2013/07

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