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Erie County JFS worker suspended

Andy Ouriel • Sep 25, 2012 at 8:34 AM

Supervisors suspended Hortense “Cookie” Miller-Lee for six days for reportedly misbehaving and failing to perform daily tasks in a timely matter.

Erie County officials based Miller-Lee's six-day suspension on three areas:

• acting insubordinate;

• failing to meet certain work standards;

• failing to meet deadlines.

“There are many state and federal requirements and rules that must be completed for the various programs in this unit,” Balconi Ghezzi said. “Not completing all parts will cause a case to fail and/or prevent a client receiving benefits.”

Miller-Lee has worked for JFS for 13 years and earned roughly $38,000 in 2011.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of Tuesday's Register and read a PDF of the suspension decision below.

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