I would put all the administrative asst in a pool and offer them to go to other locations in the cook county system when there is a need. Some will be happy to relocate, and have a new challenge and learn new skills. Use the resources you currently have to cut cost all over the county. I for one am an administrative asst II I came to the detention center to work with administration however I was transferred to an area that I use none of my skills for office work ( Microsoft word, excel, outlook. And I am doing work in what should be a clerk’s position. I am also being trained to be in an area that will have direct contact with the minors of the center. I have no desire to do to work with minors. This should be trained staff, counselors or Probation officers duties than an un-trained administration asst. when the minors first come in. if there was a pool of offerings that each employee can be placed in I do believe this will satisfy the needs of the many as well as keeping good employees who do want to work for the county and it will also foster a better work environment. It will also fill your need of skilled employees in other locations.
Susan x about 6 years ago