After less than a year as San Bernardino County’s human resources director, Cindi Peterson Tompkins has resigned.
Tompkins, of Redlands, resigned Monday, county spokesman David Wert said in an email Tuesday. He said county labor relations chief Bob Windle will be the acting HR director until Tompkins’ permanent replacement is appointed.
The county refused to release a copy of Tompkins’ resignation letter or say why she resigned, maintaining that information was confidential.
Tompkins received a salary of $197,850. She did not have any accrued sick time to cash out, but Wert said any accrued vacation time Tompkins may have cashed out on was not immediately available Tuesday.
Tompkins began her brief stint with the county on Oct. 31, and she resigned exactly nine months later. She previously worked for 13 years at the geographic information system software supplier Esri in Redlands, where she served in multiple supervisory roles including human resources, operations, compliance, ethics and purchasing.
Tompkins also served as the city of West Covina’s human resources director in 2002, and began her career in HR in 1987 at General Dynamics Air Defense System Division in Rancho Cucamonga.
Tompkins’ resignation marked a streak of bad fortune for the county’s human resources division. Tompkins succeeded former Human Resources Director Andrew Lamberto, who resigned in November 2015 after county officials learned he was convicted in Orange County for a misdemeanor offense of soliciting a prostitute.
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