Arizona Parks Director Sue Black again faces investigation for her treatment of staff

Arizona State Parks & Trails Director Sue Black/State of Arizona


By Craig Harris | Arizona Republic

State human-resource officials are interviewing employees at Arizona State Parks & Trails about agency Director Sue Black’s treatment of staff.

At least four top-level Arizona Department of Administration employees, including state Human Resources Director Ginger LaBine and Deputy Director Elizabeth Thorson, have been interviewing Parks central office staff over the past week.

Staff toldThe Arizona Republic they were asked how Black treated them. ADOA employees conducted their interviews just outside Black’s office, the staffers said.

ADOA functions as the state’s human-resources department.

The staff members who spoke to The Republicasked not to be identified, fearing they would be fired or retaliated against.

Neither Black nor Parks spokeswoman Michelle Thompson responded Tuesday to requests for comment regarding the investigation.


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