Veterans Office director fired for multiple violations

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Michael Holmes, terminated from his job as director of the Licking County Veterans Service Office, caused “substantial financial loss to the county” and veterans benefits to be denied, according to an internal disciplinary report.

The report from Licking County Veterans Service Commission hearings in December and January listed 15 violations of county policy, veterans office policy, commission guidelines, financial assistance procedures and state law during Holmes’ three-year tenure as director.

The alleged violations included approving financial assistance to veterans in excess of the maximum allowed and for unapproved expenses, providing assistance to veterans living outside Licking County or without an application or identification, providing financial assistance previously denied by the commission, ignoring direct orders, altering applications, forging paperwork and leaving mail unopened in his office for up to a year.

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  1. drbhelthi  May 13, 2017 at 2:40 am

    The charge, “ignoring direct orders” is in my experience the bottom line, on which basis the other charges were formulated.
    Who did the final review of the charges, his “boss”, whose direct orders he violated?

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