Rio Grande County moves forward with staffing

RIO GRANDE COUNTY- During a work session held Monday, Aug. 10, Rio Grande County Commissioners met with a potential part-time employee who would be sub-contracted to help with administrative duties while the county seeks a more permanent person to fill the position.

It has been over two weeks since Rio Grande Count Administrator Trish Slater turned in her resignation and the county commissioners have been delegating tasks to office employees to ensure that everyday business continues regardless of being short staffed. It was also confirmed during the work session that the county is also seeking a Human Resource Director in addition to other pertinent positions throughout the county.

Commissioners met with the perspective person and discussed a plan of action on how to move forward. The potential interim candidate stated that she had experience working for Rio Grande County and the she felt confident she would be able to get the county on track to where they need to be and stated that she was pleasantly surprised on how smoothly the entire county was running while lacking key employees.

Commissioners asked that the individual return for the regular meeting on Wednesday, August 12, which will be held via Zoom for a final decision from the board. Commissioners stated that they were hopeful to have an agreement prepared for Wednesday’s meeting in order to move forward as quickly as possible.


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