RSW jail hires new financial officer

FRONT ROYAL – The Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail has hired a new chief financial officer after the murky departure of her immediate predecessor, who held the job for four months.

Superintendent William Wilson announced at a jail authority meeting on Thursday that Lori Clinedinst began work at RSW on Tuesday. She replaces Kevin Glascock, who resigned in September without explanation.

Clinedinst previously worked as the accounts manager for Shenandoah County since 1996.

Wilson said in an interview after the meeting that Clinedinst gained familiarity with jail finances in assembling seven volumes of documentation needed for the jail authority to obtain reimbursement from the state for 50 percent of the facility’s construction cost.

Her role in obtaining the reimbursement was a major factor in Clinedinst’s hiring, Wilson said.

“She did an excellent job on the reimbursement package,” Wilson said.

Clinedinst’s salary will be $62,070, slightly less than the $65,312 for Glascock at the time of his resignation. Wilson said the difference was based on Glascock’s credentials, which included designation as a certified public accountant.

In other action, the authority approved a proposal that will require newly hired corrections officers and other employees to reimburse the jail for any training they receive, plus other costs involved in their hiring, if they leave within one year of having completed training.

Chairman Doug Stanley and other members of the authority said the purpose of the reimbursement policy is to discourage newly hired employees from leaving for other jobs within months after the jail has paid for their law enforcement academy training and related expenses.

“We’re trying to put a disincentive in place to prevent us from training other people’s employees,” Stanley said.

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