County Releases Richardson Report

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County released results Thursday of an independent investigation into former county administrator Liane Richardson’s pay.

Among the key findings in the report, as of July 26 of this year, Richardson had cashed out more than 225 hours of paid vacation, sick leave and deferred compensation–amounting to more than $16,000 in extra salary. The maximum amount allowed is 200 hours.

According to the report, Richardson was informed by email in June that she had exceeded the limit and continued cashing in her hours anyway. Richardson claims she wasn’t aware until July.

County officials let Richardson go after the investigation and then turned the case over to the Marion County District Attorney’s Office who decided on Monday not to press criminal charges.

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