Oceano postpones announcement on employee discipline
April 16, 2013
The Oceano Community Services District Board of Directors met in closed session Monday to discuss disciplining a public employee, but did not take any action and rescheduled its discussion on the matter for 4 p.m. Tuesday.
As with Monday’s meeting, the board is scheduled to discuss the discipline, dismissal or release of a public employee during its closed session Tuesday. The board did not disclose the name of the employee, but it only has the ability to fire its general manager, Tom Geaslen.
Geaslen paced around the OCSD building several times during Monday’s closed session, which lasted about two hours.
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies are currently investigating allegations that Geaslen committed perjury when he claimed to be an IRS-approved enrolled agent on his Form 700 statement of economic interest. The IRS terminated Geaslen’s enrolled agent status in 2009, yet he has continued to submit bills to local governments that claim he is an enrolled agent.
OCSD directors have previously supported Geaslen amid issues such as failing to file required reports to the state on time and operating a corporation after the California Franchise Tax Board had suspended it.
One director is expected to participate in Tuesday’s board meeting remotely from a care facility.