The prosecutor’s office has acquired a new deputy prosecutor out of St. Joseph County and Prosecutor Holmes asked that the probationary period be waived so full status can be obtained. Holmes stated that she has had four years of experience outside of the office and does not need the normal training period for her duties in the office. The communication between the outgoing deputy prosecutor and the new deputy prosecutor is a little lacking, but that should clear soon. The council approved the request.
Holmes also requested that a part-time clerk be upgraded to full-time. The worker has been with the office for quite some time and to put her on a part-time schedule with the new employee policy would not work out. Holmes noted that she had been doing a great job and is a hard worker. The full-time salary would be taken out of the IV-D (four D) funds and the pre-trial diversion fund. The council approved the request.
The council also approved the purchase of a copier for the prosecutor’s office. There aren’t anymore replacement parts for the current machine and it’s in dire need of replacement, especially with the amount of copies being made in the department. The $12,000 cost of the copier will be split between the diversion funds and the IV-D funds.