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Posted on: November 17, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Mangano Honors Mineola Resident As Department of Social Services Employee of the Month

(Left to right) County Executive Ed Mangano, Honoree Deborah De Stefano, Supervisor Jeanne Dhande, and Dr. John Imhof

MINEOLA, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano presented a Citation to Deborah De Stefano of Mineola for being chosen as Nassau County Department of Social Services’ (DSS) Employee of the Month. Joining the County Executive were Ms. De Stefano’s Supervisor Jeanne Dhande and Dr. John Imhof who serves as the Commissioner of the Department of Social Services. Deborah De Stefano is employed as a Clerk II in the DSS Payroll Unit #0140, under the guidance of Massapequa resident Jeanne Dhande who is an Accountant III. Several of her colleagues and superiors recommended that Ms. De Stefano be named DSS Employee of the Month.

County Executive Mangano commended Deborah for “the dedication and commitment she has shown in helping the people of Nassau County.” Mangano continued, “The work that the employees of the Nassau County Department of Social Services do is crucial to helping those in need. It is a truly admirable cause and I thank Deborah, Supervisor Dhande, and Dr. John Imhof, for their hard work and accountability.”

DSS is committed to strengthening and preserving families by providing financial assistance and services to residents of Nassau County in accordance with state and federal regulations and laws. DSS is dedicated to providing quality service and maintaining the dignity and respect of those we serve. Specifically, the department is responsible to provide aid to eligible recipients through the Family Assistance, Safety Net, Day Care, Employment, Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly called food stamps), Medicaid, and Home Energy Assistance Programs.
The DSS also establishes an initial child support obligation of a legally responsible individual through the Family Court, collect support payments, and enforce and modify existing support orders. The DSS protects children, adults, and families by enforcing the mandates of New York State Social Services Law.
If you are in need of the DSS services during business hours, contact 516-227-8519.

(Left to right) County Executive Ed Mangano, Honoree Deborah De Stefano, Supervisor Jeanne Dhande, and Dr. John Imhof

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