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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

The hiring of Marsha Phieiffer tabled until Lawrence County Commissioner approve the action

LAWRENCE COUNTY - JANUARY 24, 2023 - The Lawrence County Council tabled the request by Lawrence County Auditor to hire Bedford City/Clerk Marsha Phieffer as 1st Deputy until the Lawrence County Commissioners approve it.

Lawrence County Auditor Jessica Staggs request the hiring of Bedford Clerk/Treasurer Marsha Phieffer

Marsha Phieffer will officially resign from her position as Bedford Clerk/Treasurer on February 1, 2023.

Staggs informed the Lawrence County Council that her 1st Deputy will be leaving the office for another position. Staggs wants to hire Phieffer at the same rate of pay.

However, by salary ordinance this is not allowed, and previous requests have been denied by the Lawrence County Council. By salary ordinance the request to differ from the current hiring policy in place must be approved by the Lawrence County Commissioners.

The issue is Phieffer has previously worked in the auditor's office, but by salary ordinance county employees who left their positions must be hired at the starting salary as a new employee.

Billie Tumey Lawrence County Clerk has filed Phieffer's position for City of Bedford Clerk/Treasurer through the Republican Caucus. As of today, there were no other filings for the position.

Should Billie Tumey be named Clerk/Treasurer by the Republican party a caucus will have to be held to replace Tumey.

Lawrence County Zephyr will continue to monitor developments.

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