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Allen County Job and Family Services director on paid leave

August 23. 2013 12:53AM
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LIMA — The longtime director of the Allen County Department of Job and Family Services has been put on paid administrative leave.

Allen County Commissioners held an “emergency meeting” Thursday afternoon. Commissioner Jay Begg said Lynn Shock was put on administrative leave effective immediately, stemming from allegations made by another public employee.

Begg would not elaborate on what those allegations were.

Shock first became the director of Job and Family Services in 1992. In 2004, she was honored as the agency directors’ association Outstanding Job and Family Services Director of the Year.

“I’ll just keep doing what I do because I love it,” she told The Lima News in 2004. “What we do is very important. Everyone deserves the best kind of service.”

In 2008, she retired and was rehired for the position. Shock then began collecting a state employee retirement fund while working at reduced pay. At that point, she committed to work at least another three years.

Steve Barker, human resources administrator with the department, had no further comment regarding the incident. He referred all information back to the commissioner’s office.

Shock’s personnel file was unavailable late Friday afternoon.

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