Orange County’s top executives and managers announced today they have approved their next labor contract.

The contract is expected to come before the Board of Supervisors on June 21.

The contract vote comes soon after a critical report by the Orange County Performance Auditor that detailed serious problems with documentation for raises given top-level executives in recent years.

The new managers contract also includes expansion of a controversial performance bonus program that was criticized by the performance auditor.

The bonuses, say county negotiators, are essentially a trade-off, because managers and executives are being asked to contribute more toward their pensions.

— NORBERTO SANTANA JR.

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