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Community Corrections and county handbook on agenda
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 Among the items addressed by the Barton County Commission Monday morning was the approval of the  year-end outcomes for the 21st Judicial District’s Central Kansas Community Corrections. State law requires the review and approval of the Barton County Commissioners, as the administrative county for the 21st Judicial District. This has been a successful year for CKCC, Director Amy Boxberger told the commissions Monday morning.

The Kansas Community Corrections Act provides grants to Kansas Counties to develop and maintain a range of programs for adult offenders assigned to community corrections agencies. A Comprehensive Plan, or grant application, was submitted that set the goals for the 2015 fiscal year. Boxberger said the agency met all its goals, including the state standard of keeping the recidivism rate at or below 25 percent.

In other business Monday morning, the Barton County Commission:

• Rescinded the Barton County Administration Manual, first adopted in 1986 and last rewriten in 1994.  Since that time, it has become defunct. Most policies used by the county are now contained in the Barton County Employee Handbook or are addressed via Resolution.  

• Approved an update to the Barton County Employee Handbook. Rescinding the Barton County Administrative Manual has resulted in the need to update one policy in the Employee Handbook regarding Equal Employment Opportunity. Under the revisions, the county administrator is named as the equal employment opportunity coordinator and duties are outlined.  

• Named County Administrator Richard Boeckman as the county’s Kansas Public Employees Retirement agent and County Clerk Donna Zimmerman as an additional co-signer. The KPERS Act of 1961 provides for the designation of an agent for each participating employer through whom system transactions and communications are directed. In addition, this agent acts as a local contact for employees for retirement system information, transactions, forms and publications. The resolution passed Monday also removes Jessica Wilson, who has resigned from county employment.  

Wilson’s last day is Nov. 2.