Mielke opens mouth, blog post falls out


Hey, thanks Commissioner Mielke! Employee evaluations are exempt from public disclosure  — but by mentioning Don Benton’s evaluation during a public meeting, the exemption was waived. This makes for an easy blog post. I really appreciate it.

Francine Reis, director of the county’s human resources department, emailed a copy of Benton’s interim performance appraisal by former Administrator Bill Barron to me this afternoon, in response to a public disclosure request. There’s not much to it, as Barron wrote that “four months does not afford an appropriate time frame in which to judge a person’s performance.”



Stephanie Rice

Stephanie Rice

I cover Vancouver city government. Reach me at stephanie.rice@columbian.com or 360-735-4508.

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