The county has had two years since Jones departed to make a start on cleaning up the damage done by Jones and themselves. Racial discrimination has been an on-going issue with DeKalb government. Three weeks ago, the county released the EEO-4 employee racial demographics after years of efforts to get them released. After crunching the numbers I asked for an interview with the HR director to fix the problem. Director Ransom has not answered my request in the last two weeks.
Over the last decade, the DeKalb CEO and BOC have ruled employees by vindictive intimidation, deceit, and refusal to even discuss the issues with county employees. Is it too much to ask the commissioners to sit down and ask the employees what the issues are and address them?
Most of the BOC support the poor, deprived Wisconsin union educators that make double what most merit system employees in DeKalb make. The CEO, BOC and political staff is well paid and benefited.
DeKalb employees’ want the playing field leveled.
Most employees understand that the county hiring and purchasing policy is afro-centric.
In three weeks unless I get an interview with a certain director, events are going to get a lot more complex and expensive in county politics.
In one week I will release a summary of the 2009 EEO-4 DeKalb employee demographic report.
Unless I receive an interview, on May 1 I will release the full report. The lawsuits will probably reach into the tens of millions for the thousands of employees wronged by the county. A class-action racial discrimination suit would probably net an easy hundred million for the lawyers and perhaps 10 million for the complainants. This is the last thing the county needs at this time.
Director Ransom, the CEO and the BOC. We can do this easy or we can do this hard. We are going to fix this problem one-way or other. The choice is yours.
Best of luck mates!