Mecklenburg County DSS http://wfae.org en DSS Director’s Firing Sticks http://wfae.org/post/dss-director-s-firing-sticks <p>County Manager Harry Jones has upheld the firing of Mary Wilson, who oversaw Mecklenburg County’s Department of Social Services.&nbsp; That comes after an employee panel heard Wilson’s appeal of her termination. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 18:38:23 +0000 Lisa Miller 14881 at http://wfae.org Reports Highlight Problems In Social Services Agency http://wfae.org/post/reports-highlight-problems-social-services-agency <p>Evidence continues to surface of troubling failures in Mecklenburg County’s Department of Social Services.&nbsp; 11 children whose families were under DSS supervision or had recent contact with social workers have died since 2007.&nbsp;&nbsp; Now it’s been revealed that the County didn’t publicize the findings of a taxpayer-funded consultants’ report that recommended changes in DSS operations last year .&nbsp;&nbsp; The <em>Charlotte Observer </em>has uncovered details of this story and reporter Fred Clasen-Kelly spoke with WFAE’s Mark Rumsey.</p><p></p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 17:51:14 +0000 Mark Rumsey 14546 at http://wfae.org Mecklenburg DSS Director Is Fired http://wfae.org/post/mecklenburg-dss-director-fired <P>The director of Mecklenburg County's Department of Social Services has been fired.&nbsp; In a news release County Manager Harry Jones&nbsp;Mary Wilson&nbsp;was terminated after "multiple meetings with the county's executive team throughout her time there."&nbsp; No other details about her firing were released.&nbsp;Wilson led the department for four years.&nbsp; Shortly after her arrival, she was criticized for hiring Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx's wife after posting the job for just one day.&nbsp; During her time with DSS,&nbsp;one person in&nbsp;the department were found guilty of embezzl Wed, 05 Sep 2012 20:35:18 +0000 Lisa Miller 4426 at http://wfae.org