Pitt County Director of Social Services is on his way out under a cloud of controversy. George Perry announced his retirement Tuesday night.
Pitt County Public Information Officer Kiara Jones says Perry turned in his retirement letter to the DSS Board Chair, Johnie Hamilton. Jones says it is effective February 1, 2014.
Last week, Commissioner Glen Webb accused the department of not being prepared for the new NC FAST system, the state’s reporting tool for food stamps and Medicaid. Webb accused employees of shredding new applications to keep back log numbers down. (More)