Tuesday, May 17, 2005

I work as a Deputy Labor Commissioner for the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. We're the division that's charged with enforcing the labor & employment laws of California, but the problem is that we don't have any labor standards of our own. This is because our agency has no labor standards. Formerly, the chief puppet-head for this division was Art Lujan, our taxpayer-paid frequent flyer [see Chapter 2 of the Investigation report: http://www.bsa.ca.gov/reports/highlights.php?id=393]. After that black eye became public knowledge, he still remained on the state's payroll until Arnold moved into Sacramento. Now we have a new chief, Donna Dell. She's trying very hard to stay off of everyone's radar, publishing internal-only memos that no one understands. They read like a damned if you do-damned if you don't, and you better not show these memos to the public. Kind of ironic, since she's supposed to be serving the public.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

DLSE retention & attrition: even though the state is the employer, people are leaving their secure civil servant jobs in DLSE at record pace. In the last couple of years, we have had many people leave. Marivel, Naomi, Armida, Manuel, Carlos, Alphonso, John, Wilma, Barbara, Caroline, Ariel, Monica, Antonio, and others have left state service. Within the next couple of years, the baby boomers will start retiring and then DLSE will really be in a jam. All of that knowledge and all of that experience will be vaporized. DLSE management doesn't care because it's not their problem and they don't get paid to think that far into the future.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

MdlR arrives at 0915 HRS. Anonymous source said that MdlR wanted a later time for her hearing because she had to drop off her kids, possibly using her state vehicle???

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Spoke to anonymous source that MdlR served a supoena duces tesum (SDT) on a Hispanic female adult from SLCW at 2230 HRS because 'she can catch people at their homes at that time.'