A widely known San Diego nonprofit govt who was ousted over allegations of discrimination mentioned a third-party investigation has cleared him of wrongdoing.
Peter Callstrom, who served for 11 years as CEO of the San Diego Workforce Partnership, was fired after the submitting of a lawsuit alleging discrimination and an nameless letter accusing him of making a poisonous work setting on the company.
The partnership is a public profit company that gives regional job coaching. It’s overseen by a public-sector Coverage Board made up of elected officers who make funding choices, and a private-sector Workforce Improvement Board, which determines the area’s coaching wants.
Callstrom was positioned on paid go away in November and his annual contract was not renewed in March by the public-sector Coverage Board.
However two months later in Might, Callstrom mentioned, the Los Angeles-based legislation agency of Adams, Duerk & Kamenstein employed by the Coverage Board discovered the allegations in opposition to him to be with out benefit.
“I’m happy that this investigation discovered no benefit in these unfounded allegations,” Callstrom mentioned. “Whereas responding to baseless claims is disagreeable, I acknowledge the significance of processes being out there to make sure there’s a course of redress if and when there are discriminatory behaviors within the office.”
Callstrom was not given a replica of the report, however mentioned it was learn to him.
Attorneys for each the Coverage Board and Workforce Improvement Board declined to touch upon the report, saying it’s a personal personnel matter.
Callstrom had remained on the group’s payroll via June, and is now exploring new alternatives within the nonprofit human providers area.
He appears again on 2022 as a banner 12 months for the partnership, pointing to a $10 million state grant for coaching public-sector staff.
“Along with many fantastic coworkers and board members, we reworked the SDWP into being acknowledged as the perfect workforce board within the nation,” he mentioned. “I go away with nice satisfaction in all that we have now achieved, who we have now served, and the constructive impression in hundreds of lives.”
Sammy Totah, an govt at Kaiser Permanente who’s the fast previous chair of the private-sector Workforce Improvement Board, praised Peter as a frontrunner “with excessive integrity” who considerably improved the partnership’s monetary basis.
“Peter’s efforts to considerably diversify funding enormously empowered SDWP’s means to innovate and serve our area,” Totah mentioned. “Throughout his tenure, Peter transitioned the SDWP from reliance on 99% federal funding to lower than 50% federal funds, which is exceptional.”
Callstrom mentioned that since his departure, the partnership has misplaced vital funding and quite a few employees. “I wish to shut this chapter and transfer on with my life,” he mentioned.