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Rockdale to rearrange county jobs
Legal manager in line to become deputy chief of staff

CONYERS - It looks like Rockdale County commissioners will be considering more personnel rearrangements to make up for staff reduction and may even create a new position.

A string of reclassifications on the agenda for the next commission meeting Tuesday includes moving the county's legal manager, Holly Bowie, in to a deputy chief of staff position.

RJ Hadley, the current chief of staff, will resign Oct. 2 to continue his congressional run for U.S. Senate.

Commissioners expressed concern during Monday's work session, the meeting directly following the Sept. 11 announcement, about who would cover responsibilities when Hadley leaves.

The reclassification includes an increased pay grade.

Commissioners may also finally decide Tuesday to do away with its Capital and Community Improvements department. CCI staffers Michael Smith and Andrew Hammer are on the agenda to be reclassified and basically consolidated with the county's General Services and Engineering department. Smith and Hammer would become GS&E special projects manager and GS&E special projects assistant manager, respectively.

County finance director Roselyn Miller is proposing a purchasing and procurement manager in the finance department, according to the agenda for Monday's work session.

Rockdale County spokesperson Holly Lafontaine explained department heads ask Human Resources for employee reclassifications when there are changes in job duties and job functions drastically change.

"Any modification or amendment to the pay and classification plan must have board approval, however, such recommendations are brought or prompted by HR and/or a department," Lafontaine said.

Alena Parker can be reached at alena.parker@rockdalecitizen.com.