Contrary to the recent New Castle News article, internal hiring practices are embedded throughout the Home Rule Charter and newly adopted Administrative Code. During the transition to Home Rule Charter, the treasurer position was eliminated. The treasurer’s duties and responsibilities were transferred to the Chief Financial Officer. The same process happened with the elimination of the elected Controller position. Last week, Council held a public hearing to amend the Administrative Code to allow Police and Fire to hire from within for a Chief.
“Internal hiring practices are common in corporate America. Hiring from within is often strategic budgetary decisions or to ensure organizational processes continue moving forward,” stated Mayor Frye.