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Oklahoma Department of Human Services announces reorganization

Oklahoma Assistant Attorney General Ronald Baze has been named the new general counsel of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services as part of a reorganization of the state welfare agency.
by Randy Ellis Published: July 31, 2013

Sandra Harrison, DHS's current chief administrative officer and interim chief operation officer, said she plans to leave the agency Sept. 15 to pursue other opportunities.

Harrison praised Ligon, who will take over some of her duties, describing him as “an excellent manager and an excellent person.”

Following are other parts of the reorganization:

Child care services will be placed under the management of Jim Struby, director of adult and family services.

Adult protective services will become a free-standing program within community living and support services, under the management of Mark Jones.

A new chief of staff position is being created to manage human resources and the offices of intergovernmental relations and policy, and planning research and statistics. The new chief of staff has not yet been named.

by Randy Ellis
Investigative Reporter
For the past 30 years, staff writer Randy Ellis has exposed public corruption and government mismanagement in news articles. Ellis has investigated problems in Oklahoma's higher education institutions and wrote stories that ultimately led to two...
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