Jackson County judges have accepted the resignation of their top administrator amid a review of court spending.
Judges announced Teresa L. York’s resignation in a brief statement Tuesday afternoon. She offered her resignation July 2, and judges accepted it late last week.
York, who has been on administrative leave since June 4, became court administrator in August 2003 and has worked at the courthouse since 1984.
Announcing York’s administrative leave in late June, judges noted that it came after concerns arose “regarding the expenditure of court funds.” The court hired outside professionals to investigate their concerns, the June statement said.
Tuesday’s statement did not say whether the investigation had reached its conclusion, but court spokeswoman Valerie Hartman said the review continues.
“Our previous statement still stands,” Hartman said.
Judges selected Jeff Eisenbeis, currently the deputy court administrator of Family Court Services, to serve as interim administrator beginning July 16. Eisenbeis has been a court manager for 14 years, the statement said.
The court administrator is responsible for managing all non-judicial functions of the court, including its information and records systems, human resources and other programs that support the judges.
The court employs about 800 people, a mix of state-paid and county-paid workers, at courthouses downtown and in midtown and Independence.