That was the context of Former Commissioner Jane Tabb's reply to the question as asked.The phrase as you highlighted the text from the WV Code is to assure uniformity in the awarding of such points. Or would you prefer to allow a certain number of points for enlisted, other points for warrant officers, and still others for commissioned officers? Or Mr. Smith, would you prefer to allow some points for one branch of service, fewer for another, etc.? Or do you find it acceptable that Jefferson County has no Human Resources policy, as you observed? Are you aware that as the hiring policies within County Government exist, gender, racial, religious, and sexual preference discrimination can be practiced and covered up?While Commissioner Tabb and the GOP had a majority on The County Commission, $100,000 was allocated to implement a Human Resources (hiring) Policy for Jefferson County. (Before you attack "context" again, the Board of Education has an internal HR Policy.) This was prior to 2006. There still is no such policy in place in this County.Also, Mr. Smith, before you attack "managerial and executive" positions, this is verbiage to differentiate from laboring positions within County Government, and the "professional" positions. Perhaps "professional" is more to your liking.I know of no US Veteran who holds such a Jefferson County position who was not elected to it. That is outside the Board of Education.people are correct about the absence of a hiring policy of any kind in Jefferson County. There is none.Twice, I have requested information regarding the criteria used to evaluate applicants for a position. I have been refused such information. In fact, by Former Commissioner Tabb who was part of the hiring process, I was informed that I had failed to state my veteran status in my paperwork. (I had indeed done so, and it is unlikely I should be so stupid as not to do so.) Another GOP Commissioner advised that I should "accept my disappointment, and get on with my life." A former WVU Extension Agent advised me that "we were told by an HR expert not to answer your inquiries." Last month, I received a "redacted" version of the points awarded by the selection committee to the candidates for this position 2010.The "X" axis on the form has the names of the committee members redacted. The "Y" axis on the form has the names of the applicants redacted, except for my own.As of this writing, I have yet to be given the criteria upon which the points were awarded.Further, I am informed that the person who gave me the redacted form was taken to task for having done so.From the form and the points as assigned, it is unclear whether the high score or the low score would have been the hire.I have been promised an explanation of this, and I presume my inquiries will be answered sooner or later. The letter is making its rounds through County Government circles, I am informed.I am at a loss for why the new Human Resources Officer for Jefferson County elected not to answer my repeated inquiries.Eight years, and in excess of $100,000, are too high a price for the taxpayers, and VETERANS, to pay for so few results and so much secrecy.You certainly are entitled to support the candidate(s) of your choosing.But in choosing such candidate(s), perhaps you would consider opting for transparency.Mr. Smith, does this meet your demand for "context," or "syntax?"Since receiving the letter from Assistant Prosecutor Stephanie Grove, I have tried to give these people an easy way out of this situation. They have decided not to avail themselves of it. Therefore, I have forwarded all this correspondence to Billy Wayne Bailey at the WV Veterans' Assistance Department in Charleston at his request. Today, I also shared this correspondence with Russ Cummings of Senator Joe Manchin's Washington Staff. In all his correspondence, Senator Manchin highlights what he sends with HIRE VETERANS in one form or another.
I have shared with the public the information I sent Commissioner Frances Morgan concerning Shep Ogden's resumes, which appear to be an exercise in creative writing. I will go public with this, which I believe will show the AG TASK FORCE complicit in a fraud perpetrated upon the County Taxpayers.
Several weeks ago, the Commission was warned that if they did not resolve the issue of the $50,000 from the WVDA designated for the Bardane Farmers' Market, The County could lose all State Funding. This could result in the same thing.
By Danny Lutz