County considers creating HR position

By Jennifer Woods -

During a recent Fayette County Commissioners’ meeting, the commissioners said they are looking into the possibility of hiring a Human Resources (HR) employee as the county office currently does not have one.

Right now, when it comes to an HR employee’s general job responsibilities, the commissioners’ “office does some of it, the auditor’s office does some of it, the engineer’s office does some of it,” explained Dean.

“It gets done, but we want it to be done properly,” he said. “We’ve grown to the point where we need a person to make sure all the programs are implemented and all the employees know what’s available to them, and make sure our policies and procedures are all followed and understood.”

According to Dean, by having a designated person to handle HR responsibilities, it will save money for the county in the long run. More information will be released on this decision and its process at a later time.

In other news, the completion date for the MARCS Tower construction has changed to June 30 of this year. There were no cost changes in relation to the change of completion date.

At the request of the Fayette County Department of Job and Family Services (FCDJFS) Director Faye Williamson, a contract amendment between FCDJFS and Workforce Services Unlimited (WSU) was approved. The purpose of the amendment is for WSU to provide comprehensive case management to those eligible and ages 14-24 under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and Comprehensive Case Management Employment Program (CCMEP).

The maximum cost of this amendment is $106,166 and will be paid by WIOA and CCMEP TANF funds. The period of the contract is from July 1 of last year to June 30 of this year.

Stay with the Record-Herald weekly for more updates from the Fayette County Commissioners. The Fayette County Commissioners’ Office is located at 133 S. Main St., suite 401 in Washington Court House and their office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. They can be reached at 740-335-0720.

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By Jennifer Woods