Mark Puente/Plain Dealer Reporter - May 30, 2009
CLEVELAND -- Cuyahoga County Sheriff Bob Reid plans to dismiss eight process servers whose sole responsibility is to serve subpoenas in civil cases.
The 18-member team is largely staffed by political hires or friends of former Sheriff Gerald McFaul or his top aides. Reid plans to reduce the staff to 10; the remaining eight will be notified in two weeks.
The workers all earn about $26,000 a year and receive full benefits and mileage allowances. Most of them are retired from other jobs. Reid ordered a thorough audit of the agency when he took office this month and told department heads to trim costs.
Civil administrators consolidated routes and duties of the process servers without affecting the operation, he said. Reid estimated the cuts will save $250,000 a year.
Dismissing the employees was a cost-saving opportunity, not a way to punish people because of how they got the job, he added.
Read the rest of the story:
Cuyahoga County Sheriff Bob Reid to let go 8 process servers to cut costs