Personnel note: George Sheldon officially joining Obama administration

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Former Florida child welfare chief George Sheldon is joining the Obama Administration as head of the Administration for Children and Families, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Monday reports the News Service of Florida. ?e will serve as Senior Advisor to David Hansell until David? departure on June 17th when he will become the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary at ACF,?Sebelius emailed staff.During his time in Florida, George oversaw the state? child welfare programs, fostering a 36 percent reduction in children in out-of-home care, focusing closely on integrating mental health and domestic violence services throughout the Department. He also helped the state dramatically reduce their [food stamp payment] error rate to become a national leader.?Sheldon, a Democrat, was Florida’s secretary of the Department of Children and Families under Republican Gov. Charlie Crist.

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