BOLI Confirms: Employees Campaigned During Work Hours
In a stunning revelation in an Oregonian article Monday, BOLI employees admitted to engaging in campaign work during normal work hours."Two of the staffers who volunteered for Avakian's campaign said on Monday that they always did so on their own time, or made up the work time later if they volunteered during work hours." These admissions are a clear violation of Oregon law and should have been the story's headline. At a minimum, it should trigger a DOJ investigation, though
And if You Thought BOLI Was Bad...
Delay, Delay, Delay. 100 days and counting after spending $4,000! Since my last post about BOLI employees possibly working illegally for Brad Avakian's campaign, the story has exploded as it was picked up by Forbes columnist Adam Andrzejewski who wrote a story about how bad this looks and it became the top Google search yesterday. Since then, both Willamette Week''s Nigel Jaquiss and the Oregonian's Hillary Borrud have written news stories about the Forbes article and I have
Are BOLI Employees Doing Illegal Campaign Work During Work Hours?
The answer is: we don't know. Why? Because BOLI redacted (blacked out) an alarming number of employee activities during normal work hours, which we have never seen before. They used the excuse "In the calendars, we have redacted personal information and meetings that are not BOLI-related public business, as per the AG’s Public Records Manual, page A-3, under ORS 192.502(2)." that these were activities unrelated to BOLI business and they could withhold them under a legally unt