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SCOTTSBORO, AL (WAFF) -
Two supervisors in Jackson County's Department of Human Resources face disciplinary action for not completing paperwork. Budget and staff cuts have some DHR workers forced to choose between children's safety and paperwork.
The professionals who deal with DHR went to support the two supervisors at Tuesday's board meeting. Connie Cotton and Christy Crabtree have more than 20 years of service with the DHR in Jackson County. The two women face disciplinary measures, even termination, for failing to get paperwork done.
Jayson Carrol is the ladies' attorney. Carrol said with state budget cuts and staff cuts the women are forced to choose between two options: choose to work with the children and get punished, or ignore the children and get paperwork done on time.
"In the bargain they're choosing to opt for the safety and work with the children rather than the paperwork and then we have supervisors or directors faulting the ladies for not getting the paperwork on time according to some administration rules," said Carrol.
People who attended the meeting were surprised to hear that interim DHR director Denise Rains resigned. Rains is the person who cited the ladies for their paperwork timing.
Carrol hopes to work with the new acting director to resolve the paperwork issue without disciplinary action.
Currently Cotton and Crabtree have a disciplinary action date set for April 25.