Angela Valles is back to work at the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA) with a new title. Four months after being placed on paid administrative leave, Valles returned to VVWRA as the Director of Finance earlier this week.
Valles was the subject of a number of complaints by co-workers and subordinates who claimed she was creating a hostile work environment, bullying and participating in other unethical activities on the job, including using her position to further her political career. Employees say she was unprofessional, falsified time sheets, and refused to properly train subordinates even when they asked for help. Several claims against the agency and lawsuits have been filed.
Valles began her career with VVWRA in 2005 as the Director of Finance. She worked her way up the ladder to become the Director of Administrator where she supervised or was responsible for overseeing a large staff, including human resources duties. She has now been demoted to her original position as Director of Finance and supervises far fewer subordinates.
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