November 10, 1999

Department of Health and Family Services
Division of Children and Family Services

To: Area Administrators/Assistant Area Administrators
Bureau Directors
County Department of Community Programs Directors
County Departments of Developmental Disabilities
    Services Directors
County Departments of Human Services Directors
County Departments of Social Services Directors
Program Office Directors/Section Chiefs
Tribal Chairpersons/Human Services Facilitators
From: Susan N. Dreyfus
Re: Retirement of Bureau of Programs and Policies (BPP) Director

This memo serves as an update to you on the recent retirement of Linda Hisgen from the Bureau of Programs and Policies (BPP). Linda has served our state child welfare system with excellence and dedication, and I know you will join me in thanking her and wishing her the best in her retirement.

We are currently in the process of finalizing the position description for the BPP Director. We will then recruit, screen and interview candidates. I will be involving a few county directors and others in our screening and interviewing process. I estimate having a Director hired and in place by Spring of 2000. During the interim, Bill Fiss, Deputy Administrator will serve as Interim BPP Director with Mark Mitchell, Child Welfare Section Manager and Kit Marceil, Adoption and Consultation Manager playing a lead role in their respective areas of responsibility.

Please feel free to contact Bill Fiss (608) 266-3728 if you have questions or need assistance for any program area within BPP. Thank you for your support and assistance as we work together to provide quality child welfare services in Wisconsin.

Deputy Administrator
1 W. Wilson, P. O. Box 8916
Madison, WI 53708-8916
(608) 266-3728

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