Here is what former McHenry County Board member candidate Kelly Liebmann said to the County Board last night:
The inappropriate and improper hiring of the Chairman’s Executive Assistant and
Communications Specialist must be addressed post haste.
The avoidance of communication to the Board and manner of approach regarding county affairs by the Chairman, Administrator and HR Director warrant a review.
As Board Members you could be financially liable.
Illinois Counties Code Article 5, Section 5-1013 states: (55 ILCS 5/5-1013) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-1013)
Neglect of duty.
If any member of the county board of any county in this State shall willfully neglect to perform any of the duties which are or shall be required of him by law, as a member of the county board, he shall, for every such offense, forfeit the sum of $200, to be recovered in a civil action.
The Fiscal Budget Policy was neglected. R-200210-12-196 was approved authorizing a county wide budget policy on vacant positions.
Three Items referring to the 90 day time limit to filling positions were ignored.
Also breached was the policy stating,
“If the above rules and guidelines are not followed, the position and budget will be automatically eliminated from the personnel roster.”
The Position Reclassification Budget Directive was also ignored.
Also violated in various ways is R-200305-12-113 the Employee Wage and Compensation System which reads, “all employee positions within the County organization are assigned a grade/range/and rate of pay by the Human Resources Department.”
The Salary Administration Policy was bypassed; circumventing the Job Evaluation System and the Job Classification System that were approved by the County Board in R-200802-12-058.
A Position Analysis was not completed.
Position Descriptions were not developed by the Human Resources Department.
Salary Structure policies were not followed. Mid-year New Position Requests were not approved by the Liaison Committee, HR Committee, Finance and Audit Committee and the County Board.
I ask Board Members,
Are you going rectify your neglect of duty and rescind the employment of these two ill-considered hires, or are you going to let the Chairman and Administrator, who are not subject to penalty or liability, further delay action on this matter?