Human services head stays

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The Mesa County Commission gave its head of Human Services, Tracey Garchar, above, until January to prove he can work with Commissioner Rose Pugliese. Commissioners appeared Monday morning to be poised to fire Garchar, who has been head of the department for nearly five years, but by afternoon had decided to place him on an unspecified improvement plan.

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More than 30 supporters of Mesa County Department of Human Services employees and others saw Tracey Garchar, the head of the department, put on an improvement plan Monday by the County Commission.
And they applauded.
The commission appeared to be poised to fire Garchar on Monday morning, but opted instead to give him three months longer after a series of impassioned pleas by employees and Garchar to continue the work he has been doing.

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