Residents, legislators and employees of the Oswego County clerk’s office spoke in opposition of a Civil Service exemption for the deputy county clerk of operations position during a public hearing last week.
The hearing was attended by more than a dozen people, none of whom spoke in favor of exempting the position from Civil Service classification. Those who spoke had varying reasons for their disapproval.
Matthew Bacon has been holding the position since January 2009. The county personnel department made a request to exempt the position from Civil Service testing in early 2010 and withdrew the request Oct. 6. The public hearing was required as a part of the new process.