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Lane County releases redacted Richardson investgation

Lane County has released a redacted version of the the report prepared by USO Investigations of former Lane County Administrator Liane Richardson. 

Initially public records request by EW and others were denied while the Marion County District Attorney’s Office reviewed the issue and considered potential criminal charges. No charges were filed. Lane County signed an agreement with Richardson saying no lawsuits would be filed, by either side, or charges filed by the county.

The report is below. According to Lane County, was redacted "by county counsel to ensure the confidentiality of employees interviewed." 

The county said in a press release that the "key findings of the report" are:

- Richardson was sold amounts of TM in excess of the policy for non-represented employees. The July 26th, 2013 pay stub shows she was paid for 225.17 hours of TM so far this year that amounts to $16493.67. The amount she was entitled to was 80 hours under the APM Chapter 3

- Richardson was untruthful in the email to Lane County Commissioners that she just became aware she had exceeded the limit on July 22nd, 2013. She was aware of it June 20th, 2013 in an email where she was asked if she wanted to keep selling her TM since she had increased the 200 hour limit. Her response to that email was “Go ahead and keep doing the sales. Thanks!”

- Richardson used her position to go beyond the APM limits to sell her time management to help her increase her salary and was planning to do the same in the 2013-14 budget with an increased amount. During this investigation, she made untruthful statements about this.

Before you download it, note that when the county says "redacted" it means large swaths of the report are blacked out. It looks like this for many pages:

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Memo-Redacted Report Combined (00042497).pdf5.2 MB