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All in the family … poor judgment by sheriff

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January 24, 2011 |

EDITOR:
After learning that the newly elected sheriff had appointed his brother-in-law to the position of undersheriff, and having difficulty believing that this was acceptable according to El Dorado County regulations, I investigated the county’s policy regarding nepotism.
Human Resources provided me a copy of the Personnel Management Resolution, Item No. 810, which  addresses nepotism. Even though it is stated as against county policy to employ people who are related by blood or marriage in the same department, division or facility, it appears to only apply to a husband and wife with regard to marriage.
Regardless of the fact that the sheriff’s appointment seems to meet county policy, it clearly exhibits poor judgment on the part of a newly elected official to do this. If the sheriff ran his campaign based on any level of his own personal integrity he has certainly breached that promise now.
Anyone who understands human behavior knows, without question, that this could adversely affect how work within the Sheriff’s Office will be conducted as well as morale within the department. It is sad, that in this era of diminishing trust of public officials, this was allowed to take place.
In spite of it all, this is still a great place to live.
THOMAS MacCONNELL, (25 year county resident, 22 year employee of county,
El Dorado

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