The Orange County Supervisors today delayed discussion of a scathing audit that criticized the county’s human resources department on how it had negotiated labor agreements and handed out raises to managers and executives.

The study, completed by the county’s performance auditor, was six months in the making and revealed a culture of excess within the department.

The delay is apparently due to Human Resources Director Carl Crown being on vacation. Crown had announced he was retiring earlier this year, but he was asked to remain following the release of the audit.

When this discussion does take place, it should be an interesting one. County Supervisor John Moorlach has already reacted to the report, saying today that he wants to consider outsourcing the entire human resources department.


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