JASPER COUNTY'S WAY OF HIRING
TWG questions Jasper
practices. Jasper County
advertised for an Administrative Assistant position which was to replace the Public
Works secretary that left. Sources tell
us that over 80 applications were submitted for this job to the Human Resources
person in the BOC office. However, no
one was ever interviewed for the Public Works position. Instead the Planning & Zoning clerk was
told she had the job. The Planning &
Zoning clerk left that office before Thanksgiving and showed up for work at
Public Works on the following Monday.
Sources have also told TWG the HR person then decided that
the applicants would automatically apply for the vacancy left at P&Z. The HR person, not the department head,
decided on the finalists who were “qualified” for the position and gave those applications
to the P&Z Director. Sources tell us
the HR person and the newly hired administrative assistant are related.
TWG does not consider this to be a fair or feasible way to
hire qualified applicants for positions.
TWG also questions hiring anyone in these economic times. Attrition and vacancies should not be filled
unless they are critical positions.
There appears to be a lack of work to be done at P&Z, and TWG
further questions the need for an administrative assistant to be hired. The P&Z director should be able to do any
and all work required in that office without the assistance of a secretary.
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and laws being discussed and enacted.
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spending, and lower property taxes.