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Acting LRC director Seiler to retire July 31, will not seek permanent job

June 30, 2015 | | Comments 0

By Jack Brammer
jbrammer@herald-leader.com

FRANKFORT – Marcia Seiler, acting director of the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission, announced Tuesday she has decided to retire at the end of July and not seek the job of permanent director.

Seiler, of Louisville, became acting director in October 2013. She had been director of the legislature’s Office of Education Accountability. She has been working from home in recent weeks, recuperating from bone fractures sustained in a bicycle accident.

Seiler replaced Bobby Sherman, who resigned from the post in September 2013 after he said his office investigated two female staffers’ complaints of sexual harassment by a Western Kentucky lawmaker.

Those complaints and that of another staffer have been settled in a mediation session. Details of the settlement have not yet been made public.

A search panel for a full-time director hopes to fill the non-partisan position of LRC director on Oct. 1, three months before the 2016 General Assembly begins. The job pays from $120,000 to $140, 000 a year and includes state benefits.

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