San Bernardino, CA, November 4, 2015 – Recently the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors was notified by County CEO, Greg Devereaux, that the County Director of Human Resources, Andrew Lamberto, had been arrested in Orange County in March of this year for prostitution engagement. Chairman Ramos and other supervisors expressed disappointment that this situation was hidden from sight by CEO Devereaux, given Mr. Lamberto’s position as County HR Director.
Today County Supervisors directed County CEO Devereaux and the County’s attorneys to draft a policy for the Board that would prevent a repeat of this incident in which the Board was unaware for several months that the County’s Director of Human Resources had been arrested for and pleaded guilty to agreeing to engage in prostitution.
“This morning the Board of Supervisors met with the CEO and had a very frank discussion about the importance of informing the Board of situations that can have a long-lasting effect on the well-being of the County and the people that we represent,” Chairman James Ramos said.
“I am very disappointed by the actions that were committed by the Human Resources director,” Chairman Ramos added “I can assure you that we are working together to bring some resolve to this situation so that we can continue to move forward.”
CEO Devereaux stated “I apologize to the Board, the County’s employees, and the people of the county for the way I handled this situation. I realize this placed the Board in a difficult position and will review with County Legal Counsel options regarding the Human Resources director.”