BOC OKs recreation staff shuffle — after the fact

— The Clayton County Board of Commissioners gave county parks and recreation officials permission Tuesday to re-organize its staff — even though the reorganization took place last month.

In a move to save $3,000 in the department, the department will eliminate 13 full-time positions and reorganize them into 11 new positions, according to county Human Resources Director Renee Bright.

The plan was already put into place on Sept. 29 — two-and-a-half weeks before it went to the commission for approval. The fact that it did not come up for approval until after it was done was not lost on Commission Chairman Eldrin Bell, who criticized the recreation department for making the change without first bringing it before the county commission.

“Do not put the board in a position where its feet, for lack of a better description, are nailed to the floor,” said Bell. “We don’t want to treat our employees that way.”