Mohr to Retire December First

By Don Shipman

Mohr to Retire December First

July 22, 2010 Updated Nov 30, 2005 at 10:47 PM EDT

The man at the helm of Oneida County Social Services is stepping down. Ted Mohr's last day is on Dec. 1. The announcement of his early retirement came at his news conference at the Oneida County Office Building Monday.

Mohr is the first in what Oneida County officials hope will be a long line of county employees to take advantage of new retirement incentives. About 300 county employees are eligible for the early retirement program. The goal is to save Oneida County money.

Right now Mohr earns a little more than $100,000 a year. His successor will likely make much less. Mohr has held this position for the past 10 years, but has been with the county for 35 years.

This is an early retirement for Mohr. Originally he would have been eligible in March of next year. He says he most likely would have retired then, if he hadn’t been given the chance to retire now. He says he's looking forward to moving on.

Mohr will be replaced by Lucille Soldato on an interim basis. She’s currently the Deputy Commission of Social Services. Griffo says he plans to announce how they'll go about picking Mohr’s official successor in January.

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