Cache County HR department investigating exodus of female workers from clerk’s office

High turnover rate and a pair of written complaints lead to the review.

The Cache County human resources department is conducting an investigation into the exodus of five permanent female workers from the county clerk’s office since the beginning of 2021.

The Herald Journal also learned this week that disruption in the clerk’s office prompted a group of employees in other offices to approach the county administration with concerns about job security when new officials are elected.

County Executive David Zook said he requested the investigation in response to two written complaints about the work environment in the clerk’s office along with his own concerns about high turnover there since Jess Bradfield took over as clerk last September following the mid-term departure of Jill Zollinger.

“Based on those changes and those letters, I requested a human resources investigation of the clerk’s office, and that investigation is ongoing. It’s not complete yet, but when it is, the results of it will be public,” Zook said this week.

Bradfield said he welcomes the review but declined to address any specific allegations against him.

To read more on the investigation, visit The Herald Journal.

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