Report: CSUS workforce complaints reflect 'state worker environment'

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Friday, July 27, 2012

An inordinately high number of workplace complaints at California State University, Sacramento, reflects the "state worker environment" on the capital campus, according to a report commissioned by officials and obtained this week by The Bee.

Interim Vice President for Human Resources at Sacramento State, Christine Lovely, took office earlier this year and asked university HR consulting firm McKnight Associates Inc. to follow up on a 2006 examination of the school's Office of Human Resources.

The Westlake Village-based firm began its review in March and produced an April report that depicts a department weighed down by so many workplace complaints that it had to bring in outside help to handle them all.

"It is clear that HR employee relations and employment equity staff are overwhelmed with workload demands resulting from grievances and claims of harassment or retaliation," the April 3 McKnight report said.

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