County Employee Fired After Her Campaign

Posted: November 15, 2012 at 3:23 a.m.

Washington County officials fired an employee the day she returned from an unsuccessful attempt to be elected county clerk.

At A Glance

Washington County’s Policy On Background Checks

-The Quorum Court adopted in August a policy requiring a background check on newly hired staff, such as credit history, federal and multistate criminal history, and checks on listed references.

-Before August, each county-elected official had their own policies about background checks, according to the Human Resources Department. Only applicants working for the sheriff or at the Juvenile Detention Center required criminal background checks.

Source: Staff Report

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I sure hope Ann Upton finds a good attorney and gets this put to rest, soon.

Posted by: cdawg

November 16, 2012 at 1:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

talk about dirty politics!

Posted by: Commentor

November 16, 2012 at 3:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

They could of told her a long time ago about the complaints right away so she could of at least found another job instead of the big surprise of being fired, when it sounds like this was decided a couple of months ago.It sounds like somebody had it out for her or they would of given her a notice back in June.

Posted by: WSJ

January 25, 2013 at 1:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )