“There will be an all staff meeting hosted by Labor Attorney HR Manager Raelynn Napper, for all WeHO Staff. The purpose of this meeting is to encourage staff to go through HR for any complaints instead of going to you or any news outlet. They will explain the whistleblower policy and try to build the employees morale.”
WEHOonline received a copy of the above email that was sent to City Staff and Teams. The all staff meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 25th.
Included with the notice to staff was a commentary. The author of the email is unknown.
“The city fails to realize that this is too little too late and the reason why many people have come forward is because HR has swept everything under the rug. Bluntly speaking – how can anyone trust Janet Jimenez, who has benefitted the most from the favoritism and nepotism? She has reached the highest pay and position just by being part of the ‘clique’ and is not the HR Director. Who in their right mind would trust her or any of her people?”
“In addition, my personal experience with Raelynn was one of the most unpleasant experiences I have gone though. She was rude, condescending, and confrontational. The woman was hired specifically to remove unfavored employees and no-one can convince me otherwise.”
Janet Jimenez is an Administrative Director who oversees Human Resources. She was hired on 3/12/2007 as a permit services specialist. Jimenez was promoted to code compliance officer in October 2008, and then again in September 2013 to a Management Specialist. In November of 2014 Jimenez became the Assistant to the City Manager Paul Arevalo. Upon Arevalo’s retirement Jimenez was then promoted to a top post at City Hall in June 2022 as the Director of Administrative Services.
Most recently Jimenez put forth the recommendation to re-hire Oscar Delgado as an independent contractor bypassing the 180-day policy that was intended to prevent double dipping by a retiring employee. The whistleblower has alleged that Delgado knows Jimenez since childhood and was responsible for her hiring at city hall. Jimenez returned the favor when she spearheaded the re-hiring of Delgado as a consultant bypassing the 180 day rule with city council’s approval.