By Kathi Bliss
After 22 years of service, a longtime employee of Caldwell County was victim to a “Reduction in Force,” this morning, despite what she called promises that she would be moved to another position within the government.
The Commissioners Court voted 4-1 this afternoon to enact a “reduction in force,” terminating the employee, who has worked for Caldwell County for 22 years. Her termination date was chosen as June 30, 2013.
Having heard information about the plans to terminate her position, which was rendered obsolete when the Commissioners entered an 1115 Waiver agreement with Seton last year to manage Indigent Health Services, Rhoda Chavira accused the Court and County Administration of not communicating with their employees, and said she had no idea that the termination of her position was coming.
“What happens to me now?” she asked in a tearful statement to the Court before their final vote. “I was promised that I would have a job… why should I have to retire in another county? Why can’t I retire here?”
Find out the reasons for the reduction in force, and other details about today’s meeting in this weeks’ Lockhart Post-Register, on newsstands on Wednesday.