New Johnson County Assessor Cindy Rogers took office just this week and she now has the task of replacing most of the employees from that office. Here's Aaron Palmer with the story.
Five employees are gone, two have remained. Rogers said the employees in the office explained they were upset with her and the situation.
According to Rogers, she was informed by the employees they would not work for her, and she should fire them so they could collect unemployment.
Rogers said after talks with the four employees, it became clear it would be in everyone's best interest to let them go. Rogers has hired two new employees and will possibly hire more in the coming weeks.
She said she has an aggressive plan to get things done, and the plan would have happened whether these employees had or had not chose to stay. Workers from the Sheridan County Assessors office will be in Buffalo this week to train Johnson County's employees and assist in getting paperwork done from last year, and will be here in the coming weeks to help as well, she said.
Cross-training for all employees will be a must, Rogers said. Sheridan County's Assessor is doing this as a favor to Johnson County.
Rogers said she and her office will keep their focus on the job and this “setback” will not affect the assessor's office in the long run. “We're just going to stay positive,” she said.
From the Johnson County News Desk, I'm Aaron Palmer with sheridanmedia.com news.