Sunday, August 18, 2013 – 05:05 p.m.

It’s being first reported over at that San Bernardino Public Employees Association (SBPEA) General Manager Bob Blough has departed.

A check of the Association’s website directory confirms Blough’s departure.

Field Representative Deidre Rodriguez is now listed as Interim General Manager.

SBPEA is the largest employee union, by membership size, in the county. The organization represents the bulk of county general employees and municipal employees throught the county. SBPEA also represents employees in a few Los Angeles County jurisidictions.

It’s not surprising to see Blough go. SBPEA has suffered multiple decertification raids over the years, and recently has been dealing with a disenchanted membership, that’s been under pressure to hand over retirement concessions.

It’ll be interesting to see who is selected as a replacement.