Reorganization of temporary assistance unit on Seneca Supervisors agenda

The caseload of the Medicaid Unit of the Temporary Assistance Unit of the Seneca County Department of Human Services continues to decline.

At the same time, Human Services Commissioner Charles Schillaci says, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) and public assistance units caseloads are increasing.

Schillaci said that shift requires the processing of cases by more experienced employees.

That is the basis for his recommendation that he reorganize that unit to eliminate three full-time social welfare examiner positions and replace them with two full-time principal social welfare examiners and a senior welfare examiner position, effective immediately.

The Board of Supervisors will be asked to approve that reorganization at Tuesday’s meeting. The plan has been endorsed by County Manager John Sheppard and the board’s Human Services Committee.

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