Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Delaware Cartoon: Convicted Felon? Get a Job With DNREC
At the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), state environmental officials decided to hold jobs open for three employees serving prison terms, during a hiring freeze no less.
2 of the prisoners are serving terms for child molestation, while one is serving a one year sentence for second-degree vehicular homicide.
Jack Markell, the incoming Governor, blasted DNREC, calling it a "disturbingly serious breach of the public trust." Ruth Ann Minner, showing decisive leadership, decided not to second guess the head of the agency, John Hughes.
“Secretary Hughes struggled with these decisions and after an honest and thoughtful deliberation process, he made a tough call,’’ Minner said.