Another worker has been fired from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. State Labor Commissioner Burns Phillips terminated the job of Fiscal Services Administrator Ron Jones, but hasn’t named a replacement. Jones oversaw the department’s more-than-$250-million operating budget.
This is the latest in the shake-up of senior-level staff following a financial audit earlier this year. That audit found that the department delayed sending thousands of unemployment checks and uncovered millions of dollars in fraud of unemployment funds.
Former commissioner Karla Davis, former deputy commissioner Alisa Malone and former administrator Turner Nashe all resigned in March.