Mari Lopez, Board Administrator for the Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying (OSBEELS) was placed on administrative leave in November. This information is just now being reported due to information released last week which contains the minutes of a special meeting held just before Thanksgiving.
The released documents say that there is an investigation in process in regards to “contract and banking issues and employee attendance”and that Lopez will remain on non-disciplinary leave until the board receives a report about the investigation as well as legal advice.
This latest situation is yet another strike against OSBEELS, who has been under fire over how it handled a situation with Mats Jarlstrom in regards to his use of the word “engineer”, free speech, and other issues stemming from that.
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