Resolution No. 240

Supervisor CALLERY offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION WAIVING THE RESIDENCY RULE FOR THE HIRE OF CASEWORKERS AND SOCIAL WELFARE EXAMINERS (SOCIAL SERVICES & OFFICE FOR AGING)

WHEREAS, the Commissioner of Social Services and Office for Aging Director are experiencing difficulty filling Caseworker and Social Welfare Examiner positions in the Department of Social Services and Office for Aging; and

WHEREAS, the Personnel Director is reporting that there is low Civil Service examination participation for both positions and recommends that applicants who are not residents of Fulton County be considered; and

WHEREAS, after careful review of the hiring procedure utilized, the Committee on Personnel recommends waiving the County’s “Residency Rule” to allow the hiring of Caseworkers and Social Welfare Examiners from Fulton County and/or contiguous counties; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the County “Residency Rule” be and hereby is waived for the hire of Caseworkers and Social Welfare Examiners in the Department of Social Services and Office for Aging until the next holding of each examination and for the duration of the resulting eligible list; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the Personnel Director, Commissioner of Social Services and Office for Aging Director do each and every other thing necessary to further the purport of this Resolution; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the County Treasurer, Personnel Director, Commissioner of Social Services, Office for Aging Director, Budget Director/County Auditor and Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board.

Seconded by Supervisor BORN and adopted by the following vote:
TOTAL: Ayes: 437 (17) Nays: 0 Absent: 114 (3) (Supervisors Waldron, Wilson and Young)