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Schuylkill County’s Chief Tax Assessor Resigns Amid Months-Long Investigation

Investigation ends

Schuylkill County’s Chief Tax Assessor has resigned from that position.

According to Commissioners Chairman Larry Padora on Wednesday morning, an internal investigation into alleged inappropriate conversations Chief Tax Assessor Kent Hatter had with two employees has ended.

Hatter’s resignation was submitted in writing on Wednesday, according to Padora.

The internal investigation into his alleged inappropriate conversations with two female employees began in mid-March, not long after a Jane Doe employee filed a federal civil lawsuit against Hatter and former Human Resources Director Heidi Zula.

That lawsuit accused Hatter of harassment over a conversation he had with her regarding, among other things, the nature of TikTok videos. The Jane Doe in that latest lawsuit is one of the four Jane Doe plaintiffs in the first federal civil lawsuit filed back in March 2021.

Since the start of the internal Courthouse investigation into Hatter’s alleged activity, the Chief Tax Assessor had been working from home, by order of County Administration.

Padora declined further comment on the resignation and the nature of the investigation due to it being a personnel matter.


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  1. James EISENHART

    July 11, 2024 at 10:28 am

    When is this stuff going to change? The Fed’s mandated increased training,hopefully it helps,but does he still get his pension?

  2. Really only in skook

    July 11, 2024 at 4:56 pm

    Do you all realize there is a Sexual Assault and Resource Agency in our county, maybe its time you have them come in and do monthly trainings with your employees up there because someone isn’t understanding the “assignment”

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