Board Chairman calls for policy on fired employees

on Thursday, 04 April 2013.

Lewis County will develop procedures on how to handle former employees.  The action comes after former trail
coordinator Robert Diehl was given access to his former office & computer.  Diehl was fired in February for alleged misconduct, had requested access to the office to retrieve personal items.  Legislator Paul Stanford had raised concerns that granting Diehl access could affect the criminal proceedings against him as he faces charges of grand larceny third-degree, offering a false instrument for filing first-degree and official misconduct.  Board Chairman Tabolt requested the Human Resources Committee develop specific procedures concerning fired employees in the future.