County won't reconsider JFS firings

The Huron County Commissioners' attorney has turned down a request to reconsider the firing of three county employees. On Aug. 10, the Huron County Department of Job and Family Services (HCDJFS) informed three employees their jobs would be eliminated, effective Aug. 24. Those three workers were: Assistant program administrator Marla White, eligibility/referral supervisor Jon Kelley and public information officer Stacia Badovick. Since then, Kelley has taken another agency job as an eligibility specialist.
Cary Ashby
Jul 25, 2010

The Huron County Commissioners' attorney has turned down a request to reconsider the firing of three county employees.

On Aug. 10, the Huron County Department of Job and Family Services (HCDJFS) informed three employees their jobs would be eliminated, effective Aug. 24. Those three workers were: Assistant program administrator Marla White, eligibility/referral supervisor Jon Kelley and public information officer Stacia Badovick. Since then, Kelley has taken another agency job as an eligibility specialist.

HCDJFS officials have said the staff cuts would save the agency about $173,000.

Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper, who serves as the commissioners' legal counsel, wrote a letter Aug. 24 supporting the agency's decision.

"The board supports the department's efforts to improve efficiency and service to its clients and therefore, the board declines your request to reconsider the job abolishments," she wrote. Kasper went on to say the commissioners understand that "job abolishments require careful consideration" and its impact on employees, so the commissioners will request HCDJFS "review its determination of bumping rights."

Toledo attorney Marilyn Widman, whose law firm represents the three fired workers, wrote a letter Aug. 21 about the staff cuts.

The attorney wrote that abolishing the positions held by White and Kelley was inappropriate because the program overseeing those jobs, "workforce development," is not the program area in which the complained-of funding deficit exists." Widman also said White, Kelley and Badovick weren't "offered their appropriate bumping rights," saying all three were eligible to "bump" other HCDJFS workers.

"We cannot believe HCDJFS or this board (the commissioners) would intentionally deny our clients the continued employment to which they are entitled under state law," Widman wrote.

Comments

re: seems to me...

I agree with you 100%! One of the people who lost their job there is a friend of mine, and this 'ex-employee' aka 'swiss family' aka 'ged' seems to know the whole place by name...and stating them in the comments...but too cowardly to use their own. Sure, if you want to clean house, start with the ones whos moputh should have been washed out with soap a long long time ago. Bet your parents are proud of you, and before you say something like 'at least I know who mine are' let me remind you that you have NO IDEA WHAT-SO-EVER who I am. And I have great parents, they taught me not to slander people and to own up to my own actions. You're a kid. Shut-up. I've coughed up scarier stuff than you. Good Day.

by the way... (...

the word is mouth, not moputh! I goofed.

swiss family .....

to "re: seems to me" i noticed that you didn't use your name either ?? are you hiding who you really are ?? if you think that you know who i am , by all means go ahead and say my name !! print it so everyone can see who i am .. i gaurantee that you will be wrong , you seem to think that i am an employee of HCDJFS"s lol that is laughable , so please i am giving you permission to name me !! .. and by the way, my parents are incredibly proud of me , and get more proud every day

my final reply ...

Look, you're not worth arguing with. YOU ARE A KID! I don't care what you do, or who you do it with, but YOU need to start wising up in your actions. With the slanderous comments you have continued to post, I can't believe you're not afraid to go to bed at night-fearing of what the next morning will bring, if it even comes at all. You need to be nice, quit calling people 'cancer' and 'fat pigs', because I GUARANTEE (that's how you spell it, dear) it will all come back to bite you in the a$$ someday. I can just about promise you that. Good Day. P.S. you wrote 'my parents are incredibly proud of me , and get more proud every day'...I really doubt it.

who cares (Anon...

niki baker cares

What a waste (A...

A lot of energy has been wasted on only 4 people in Huron County. I do believe the hundred of others that have lost their job were not on everyones tounge. Just because they are "government worker" they seem to get press and people get up in arms because they lost their jobs. People get real, this happens and just because they work for HCDJFS does not make them special. There are bigger issues out there.

To what a waste...

you don't seem to understand why they lost their jobs. It has nothing to do with "downsizing". It is personal.
Someone at HCDJFS is screwing up the whole place just to use the "power" that she thinks she finally got.
She has had this planned for years.

What a waste (A...

I think that all the workers at that office think the boogie man is out to get them. People loose their jobs everyday, time to move on to more important issues than these 4 people.

re what a waste...

You are right, people in HCDJFS are paranoid, just because 4 people lost there job at that organization in not going to make the earth stop spinning. People loose their jobs, the company will continue without them, they are not that important. Let's move on to real issue, "Our boys and girls dying overseas".

swiss family .....

to "to what a waste" your comment that someone is coming in and screwing up the whole place , just to use their power" wow .. i can't honestly believe that yyou think things were running smoothly out there before this !!! look at their track record .. if a business had made as many incredibly , stupid mistakes as they have over the past several years , ( i. e. the gravelle kids , and the dixon/ efaw murder) that business would not only be shut down , but most of the employee's would probably be sitting in jail as we speak !!! i say thank goodness for the firings , and i hope it's just the begining .. there is alot of dead weight out there , such as Sally , and Connie Hemenway .. and i hope that they continue to get rid of all of the non pruductive and cold hearted , "workers" and i really do use that word under protest !!

To Swiss Family...

I do not think things were running right, at all.
I just feel that they are letting the wrong person do the "reorganizing".

Re: swiss chees...

You are a total idiot! You complain and use peoples names who are very good people, by the way...you type like an imbecile, go get educated before you start spouting off your mouth! Who's comments screw up the whole place? YOURS DO! YOU are messed up! Are you a stoner by any chance?

hey swiss 'robi...

do you talk like you type? PRODUCTIVE...not pruductive ...BEGINNING not begining...A LOT not alot...need I go on?? Maybe WE should take a look at YOUR track record...from what I've heard, no one wants to walk a mile in YOUR shoes...so clam up already!

tax payer dolla...

I think they need to clean house of everyone. All of you are childish, shameful and need a lesson on how to treat others. You are in the wrong profession.

what if... (Ano...

I'm, not in the profession, and I agree with you totally! start with mouth family robinson!

YOUUUUU HOOOOO ...

swiss family ...is coming in and screwing up the whole place. i believe that things were running smoothly out there before this !!! swiss family ...should probably be sitting in jail as we speak!!! Sally , and Connie Hemenway .. and i hope that they continue business so things are running smoothly out there. what a waste swiss family ...is...and cold hearted.

swiss family......

... obviously , you people can NOT read .. i never said that Sally and Connie Hemenway were bad people !! I don't know them is a social setting , nor , do i care to ... my comments are based on what kind of "workers" they are .. and if they are working in the best interest of the people who have gone to them for help and assistance ..and i have heard alot about hem in that capacity , and None of it has been good !!! as far as my spelling goes , i do apologize if i have misspelled some words on here .. but i never claimed to be anything other than someone with an opinion who is entitled to share it !!! i will say though , that at least i came up with my own surname .. and didn't do something as lame , as create the name "re swiss family " how unimaginative and creepy is that ??? duh !!

swiss... (Anonymous)

you're STILL an idiot! period. . . . . . . .

Re: (Anonymous)

means REPLY...DO YOU GET IT NOW???

swiss family......

....oh i get it loud and clear ... but i think you are lame .. what is your surname ??? is it "re:swiss family?" because most normal people use their surnames as the title .. and then put ..."re: whomever ... etc..." there you go .. now you can say that you learned something today !!!

Sir Name (Anonymous)

whaaaaaaaaaaaat are you saaaaaaaaying????

SirLoin (Anonymous)

I was 'let go' in 2003 from a good paying job with benefits due to downsizing and restructurizing, and all I can say is, thank goodness they didn't have my name listed in the paper when they printed the article on the subject. I would not want to be the victim of swiss family who seems to know everybody working at HCDJFS because they so bluntly call them out by name. You either work there, or get your hand out from them. I hope you never have to go through the humilitation and downright depression that I and I'm sure these fine people had to go through. Sounds like to me you must still live with your parents (or very close by them...)

to: Sirloin (An...

You said that perfectly.

SirLoin (Anonymous)

Thank you. And I did find a lower paying job within 6 months, and I took it. I know so many that say they can't find a job...doesn't pay enough...but in reality, it's like being 21 again, you have to start low and work your way up. And I had no help from HCDJFS. Made my own resume and went out hunting. I wouldn't look for a hand-out from the likes of swiss family...so they can blast my name on a blog. It was bad enough, having to explain to your wife and kids that things wouldn'ty be the same from that point on. I'm happy to say we're ok now, got to keep our home-life isn't to bad for us. I hope the people who were let go in this article can move on and have a good life. Some of the rude comments on here shouldn't hinder them. Be the better person.

disgusted in no...

In regards to the letter Randy Sommers wrote in defense of Marla White it has become clear to me why he wrote to the reflector his marriage license application was in yesterday's (9/10) reflector. 3 guesses who he is marrying.

Ando (Anonymous)

She need to get on his insurance now......

Their friends (...

Good Luck Marla and Randy! Here's to those who wish you well...all the rest can go to...well, you know where I'm going with this...

Who cares (Anon...

Who cares if they marry or not, they have been doing you know what for a hundred years. OOOPPPSSS she only looks a hundred years for all the booze. They deserve each other.

swiss family......

it's too bad that Marla was let go , now that she's a married woman , maybe now she won't be the hateful , bi#chy person , that she is always known for ... and maybe she would have treated people with respect !!!

time watcher (A...

After checking many of the post times by "swiss family" I can only conclude the reason the poster knows so many of the names of people at Job and Family Services is because this person does not work. It is either a client or a client want to be. If a client want to be it would explain the hostile attitude. This person was denied assistance. Knowing all of the Job Unit personnel would tell me this person did not want to cooperate with the Ohio regulations the Job Unit must follow and so the foodstamps were cut off. Little people always get grumpy when they are hungry.I doubt if this person works at night either. You cannot post on line all day and work all night. Poor swiss family refuses to cooperate, was denied, is jobless and hungry. But because the parents are so proud they provide internet access for swiss family. Sound logical to me and the rest of the working world who must follow regulations. Why else would you be so hateful to women who are following Ohio regulations?

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