In 2010, Administrative Law Judge William McGinley granted Koblinsky's grievance, finding the health department improperly denied her right to have a representative present.
The department was ordered to reinstate her with full back pay and benefits.
In June 2011, Koblinsky was suspended for, among other reasons, insubordination, according to the grievance board's order. Last year, Lewis Brewer, an administrative law judge, ordered the health department to reinstate her and pay her back pay and benefits from June 3, 2011, to July 26, 2012.
The health department appealed that decision, which is pending in front of Kanawha County Circuit Judge Duke Bloom.
Haynes said he couldn't discuss the grievances, as it's a personnel issue, but believes the audit will bring to light any financial wrongdoing or mismanagement of funds.
Problems with prioritizing bills could be part of the problem, Haynes said.
A $57,000 tax lien filed in July last year was lifted in November, according to documents on file in the Putnam County clerk's office.
McKinney said he's prioritizing what needs to be done to try to keep the department afloat. He has cut many non-mandated programs, ended relations with some vendors and relieved some contract workers.
"We're just trying to get back to the basics and start from the ground up," he said. "It's a financial crisis."
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