Terminated Employees in Sheriff Department Continue to Report to Work, Drive County Vehicles

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Written by NNPA THE GREEN COUNTY DEMOCRAT — Reportedly, through various written and verbal communications, the Green County Commission had informed Sheriff Jonathan Benison that his additional employees, supported by bingo funds, would be laid-off unless the Sheriff provided the necessary payroll payments at the beginning of each quarter of 2020-2021, as well as reimburse the county the back pay due for the same employees. The Greene County Commission held its regular monthly meeting, Tuesday, October 13, 2020, since Monday, October 12, was a federal holiday. Early in the commission’s meeting, Commissioner Lester Brown again stated his concerns regarding the employees from the Sheriff’s Department, who were laid-off on September 30, 2020 and continue to report to work and drive county vehicles. Reportedly, through various written and verbal communications, the Commission had informed Sheriff Jonathan Benison that his additional employees, supported by bingo funds, would be laid-off unless the Sheriff provided the necessary payroll payments at the beginning of each quarter of 2020-2021, as well as reimburse the county the back pay due for the same employees. “We are allowing the sheriff to put the county in danger, as well as giving those employees false hope that they are still...

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