The leader of the Charleston County, S.C. state welfare office was ousted from his post earlier this week.

Frank Oakley was reportedly fired by S.C. Department of Social Services (SCDSS) director Lillian Koller for unspecified reasons. He has been replaced on an interim basis by Enid Jenkins.

“The pattern with Koller is to get rid of people who have the most experience,” one of our moles at the agency tells us. “Anyone who questions or suggests options is attacked. She replaces the people who really know what is going on with YES men and women. She has created a real mess at DSS.”

We don’t know about Koller’s hiring rationale (well … that’s not exactly true) but that last point is painfully obvious …

Looks like S.C. lawmakers should add another name to the subpoena list as they probe this troubled agency – which is part of Gov. Nikki Haley’s cabinet.