Social Services Policy for Grievances
The Montezuma County Department of Social Services (MCDSS) currently has a Citizen Review Panel which is currently active. There are 3 community members who serve on this panel. The panel reviews concerns regarding child welfare cases. Currently, there is a panel member opening and if you are interested in being a panel member, you can contact the county administrator, Shak Powers, at 970 -565-8317. Please contact MCDSS Director, Gina Montoya, at 970-564-4105 if you need to request a grievance or need further information.
Conflict of Interest: In making decisions, all employees of Montezuma County must exercise independent judgment for the best interest of the County. Personal or outside interests or relationships must not influence employees to the detriment of the County.
Employees of Montezuma County must not engage in any activities or relationships, including personal investment, which might directly or indirectly result in a conflict of interest, or impair their independence of judgment. They must not accept gifts, favors, or benefits that might tend in any way, to influence them in the performance of their duties.
If employees have any questions about whether a situation is a conflict of interest, discuss the matter with your manager. If there is disagreement, refer the matter to the County Administrator for a final determination.