by: Mike Francis
A former employee of the Oregon Military Department who said he was unjustly dismissed from his job for misrepresenting his educational achievement has lost his appeal to the state’s Employment Relations Board.
In applying for state jobs, Paul Geck, a former Human Resources analyst, said he had a degree from Rochville University, an unaccredited college that sent him a degree and transcript even though he did no coursework. The Oregon Office of Degree Authorization lists Rochville simply as “fake.”
In the final order rejecting Geck’s appeal of his dismissal, the Employment Relations Board wrote Tuesday “we conclude that Geck had no reasonable basis for a good-faith belief that his Rochville degree was legitimate.”
This article was written by Mike Francis and originally published on oregonlive