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: Time watche...

I second that. Actually, swiss family, Marla is one of the nicest people I have ever met. Apparently, she let YOU down at one time or another, just as Time Watcher has stated. You're pathetic. Get a job.

Cheese for all ...

Is your name Swiss Family because you like the free cheeese but Marla cut your lazy a$$ off?

swiss family......

lol... that's entertaining!!! i am not on welfare , and i was not cut off of food stamps , and i am certainly not hungry , sometimes i wish i would stop gaining weight though , lol but , if you think that Marla is one of the nicest people that you know , you really need to expand your group of people that you interact with , because nice, is not a word that immediately comes to mind when i think of Marla

Marla's FRIEND ...

Good for you and your tiny little hungry mind. I think she's great! Of course, she's never had to cut ties with me like she had to with you. MARLA CUT YOU OFF-MARLA CUT YOU OFF...NO MORE FREE CHEESE-MARLA CUT YOU OFF AND YOU'RE MAD...oh, by the way...do you , talk...like...you , type???

SwissFamilyO'Ha...

"As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again."

It's in the nam...

So that is where the swiss in swiss family comes from. Swiss cheese. No more cheese for swiss family. Cut off by those bad people who were only following the rules for foodstamp people. Swiss was cut off. On the brighter side maybe you won't be so constipated. Actually, from all the crap you have been writing I don't see how you could be constipated. Gigs up swiss cheese family.

swiss family......

lololol.... i have NEVER received , or eaten any free government cheese , as far as i know !!! so there goes your swiss cheese theory !!! sorry

LOL! LOL! (Anon...

"As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again."

Cole Sear (Anon...

I see dumb people...

Re swiss cheese...

Marla is a b- - - -, HCDJFS is better off without her and her fat side kick. Between them they have half a brain cell working. Those people responding to you must work in that office, they all think alike and have the the brain the size of the pea. I think they should go through there and really clean house, Beth, Sandy, Rhonda, Marcy, Sara and Heather B. You would have a healthy enviornment and a better place to work.

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