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DSS director: Agency hiring more, cutting turnover

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COLUMBIA, SC (AP) -

The director of South Carolina's Department of Social Services says she is asking for more fulltime positions to help handle cases around the state.

Director Lillian Koller on Wednesday told a Senate subcommittee created to investigate the agency that she also wants to regionalize county DSS offices to provide a better network to start cases.

Koller said employee turnover has gone down.

Democratic state Sen. Joel Lourie has called on Gov. Nikki Haley to fire Koller. On Wednesday, Lourie pressed the director on why the agency has not sought more money in its budget request.

Koller says she can fund the positions and just needs people to fill them.

County coroners have testified in previous meetings about investigating the deaths of children whose care was connected to DSS.

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