CATSKILL — Greene County lawmakers plan to change employment policies regarding the hiring of relatives, the county administrator confirmed Thursday.
The current policy, which prohibits a family member from working as a subordinate for a direct relative, has been in effect since 2007. Greene County Administrator Shaun Groden reviewed the policy after controversy over Sheriff Greg Seeley’s intent to hire his son as a deputy surfaced last month.
“I reviewed this policy, which is years old,” Groden said in a statement. “Now there is debate as to whether or not the policy is even legal. Denying someone career opportunities for no other reason than family ties is questionable. This county has many employees who are related to each other, even including spouses both working for us.