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Cussing Welfare Worker Back at Job

Item: Cussing welfare employee back at job: Supervisor was on paid leave during investigation/JoNel Allecia, Spokesman-Review

More Info: A North Idaho child welfare supervisor who accidentally left an expletive-laden message on the phone of a parent is back at work, against the wishes of state Sen. Mike Jorgenson. Randy Geib, a 34-year veteran with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, was allowed to return after an investigation. Agency officials wouldn’t say Wednesday whether he was disciplined, citing personnel rules.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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