On Monday, October 7, Erie County Department of Social Services Commissioner Carol Dankert-Maurer informed County Executive Mark Poloncarz that as a result of the comprehensive internal audit of casework activity, four (4) Erie County Child Protective Services’ employees have been disciplined.

Two (2) of the persons were separated from service effective October 7 and two (2) others received suspensions without pay beginning Tuesday, October 8.

In addition, also effective October 7, Commissioner Dankert-Maurer reassigned the leadership of Child Protective Services and Children’s Services divisions within the Erie County Department of Social Services to better match the strengths of our leaders and address the needs of the community.