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Cayuga County committee approves change to reduce turnover at county clerk’s office

A Cayuga County legislative committee Monday approved two staffing changes at the Cayuga County Clerk’s Office in an effort to reduce a high rate of turnover in some positions.

The Legislature’s Government Operations Committee approved a request from County Clerk Sue Dwyer to abolish two part-time senior clerk positions and replace them with one full-time senior clerk.

Dwyer said that in recent years her office has had 11 people come and go from the senior clerk position in recent years, creating a significant drain on the rest of the staff.

Training someone to handle all the different duties a senior clerk is responsible for can take upward of a year, Dwyer said, with four or five months passing before they can be trained enough to handle one type of task unsupervised.

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