New try to reappoint Suffolk social s...

New try to reappoint Suffolk social services chief

There are 11 comments on the Newsday story from Apr 26, 2009, titled New try to reappoint Suffolk social services chief. In it, Newsday reports that:

A top aide to County Executive Steve Levy began calling county lawmakers last week in a last-ditch bid to confirm GOP holdover Janet DeMarzo to a new five-year term as social services commissioner.

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30 years on the job

Bronx, NY

#1 Apr 26, 2009
Dump her, she's a foul mouthed screaming tyrant, who Levy knows nothing about. She is so much a monster who has only now tried to hide her spots in order to keep her job, give it to Greg Blass and save a bundle,at least he is level headed and thinks before he acts.
No-Bama

Landing, NJ

#2 Apr 26, 2009
First of all "social services" are a joke in suffolk county!!!! Those who REALLY need help (the sick, elderly) are denied while Demarzo give benefits to low-life welfare do nothings!!!!! Also ILLEGALS ARE AFFORDED FULL BENEFITS while REAL citizens are denied. Demarzo is a JERK!!!!!! She needs to be replaced!!!!!!
Sees it all

Katonah, NY

#3 Apr 27, 2009
Is Levy out of his mind? Does he think a leopard changes its spots over night? If Levy is serious about saving $$ then he should dump demarzo, promote Blass and Hernandez and save the County $150,000 in salary instead of threatening the lowest worker on the totum pole. Now that the union elections are over, if the union president was smart, she would speak out on this. She should show the workers that she really does care (like she says).

I hope the Leg. reads this and take it to heart - some of them are up for re-elections and if they value their post and wish to remain in office they will not give in to this.
Ca mu na t Disorganizer

Florham Park, NJ

#4 Apr 27, 2009
I've got a better idea, just get rid of the department of social services.
Long Time DSS Employee

Warren, NJ

#5 Apr 27, 2009
Demarzo is a very poor commissioner. Her demeaning management style has destroyed moral in the department and sucked all creativity out of the organization. Her irrational outbreaks are an embarrassment to the employees. She doesn't care about the mission of the agency, just her own agenda and staying in power.

Mr. Levy, shame on you. There is a reason conformation of this position is required. To prevent incompetent bullies like Demarzo from retaining their positions. You have abused your authority these past 19 months. When she failed to be confirmed you should have appointed a suitable replacement. If she is so good why haven't you brought her into your own county administration? I suggest that you also could not stand to work with this very offensive woman.

A message to the Suffolk County Legislature. Do not vote confirm this incompetent tyrant or suffer the consequences next November.

Thank you.
Rea Son

White Plains, NY

#6 Apr 27, 2009
Little Stevy is the biggest disappointment.
DeMarzo among the hangers on, hanging on the public ^^^, are not servants of the public. They serve special interest groups whose agendas are inconsistent with Suffolk's needs.
These appointees, rule, despite never having been elected to their positions of influence and power.
What skeletons have they found in the closet?
Think About It

White Plains, NY

#7 Apr 28, 2009
Long Time DSS Employee wrote:
Demarzo is a very poor commissioner. Her demeaning management style has destroyed moral in the department and sucked all creativity out of the organization. Her irrational outbreaks are an embarrassment to the employees. She doesn't care about the mission of the agency, just her own agenda and staying in power.
Mr. Levy, shame on you. There is a reason conformation of this position is required. To prevent incompetent bullies like Demarzo from retaining their positions. You have abused your authority these past 19 months. When she failed to be confirmed you should have appointed a suitable replacement. If she is so good why haven't you brought her into your own county administration? I suggest that you also could not stand to work with this very offensive woman.
A message to the Suffolk County Legislature. Do not vote confirm this incompetent tyrant or suffer the consequences next November.
Thank you.
I agree with you completely. Obviously, Ms. DeMarzo suffers from a personality disorder which causes her to resort to the foul mouthed rages which is her trademark.

Ms. DeMarzo 's temper tantrums are legendary around the state and one instance comes to mind when she had one of her tantrums when on a live feed to Albany for a teleconference so the whole state got to hear her in action F words included.

Mr. Levy must be either afraid that she will throw another temper tantrum if not reappointed, or he is very afraid of some dirt that she has on him to keep pushing her for reappointment.

Greg Blass would be the perfect choice for Commissioner. He is knowledgeable, level headed , a former family court judge, and a good manager.
Joanne

Hilltown, PA

#8 May 2, 2009
Janet Demarzo has riuned many families here within Suffolk County. Her lack of concern for Parents who struggle without Child Support is of no importance to her. Demarzo is clearly not the right person for the job. She has failed to do her Job! Many parents here in the County. Mothers and Fathers VICTIMIZED by her lack of concern, knowledge, and her ability to follow up makes it clear to the parents, that she just doesnt care. Why would any county keep such a mean vicious person in charge? RALLY TO REMOVE. May be the only way to make them see. She is a liability to Suffolk County. She needs to go!
Back in DC

Cold Spring Harbor, NY

#9 May 2, 2009
Ca mu na t Disorganizer wrote:
I've got a better idea, just get rid of the department of social services.
Great idea! Now check this out for a laugh.
http://tinyurl.com/cysgs2
oust the holdover

Hilltown, PA

#10 May 4, 2009
Think About It wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree with you completely. Obviously, Ms. Greg Blass would be the perfect choice for Commissioner. He is knowledgeable, level headed , a former family court judge, and a good manager.
Thats clearly the right choice, Greg Blass and Roland Hampson Make DSS work. They care.
oust the holdover

Hilltown, PA

#11 May 4, 2009
30 years on the job wrote:
Dump her, she's a foul mouthed screaming tyrant, who Levy knows nothing about. She is so much a monster who has only now tried to hide her spots in order to keep her job, give it to Greg Blass and save a bundle,at least he is level headed and thinks before he acts.
All in favor of Greg Blass. Is the County Executive getting the message yet? We are stronger in numbers, as constituents, it our right to be heard.

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