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The Dripby Mark Reutter8:44 pmApr 23, 20120

Three weeks as acting CEO

“So. . .” is the subject line of the latest staffer to exit the mayor’s office.

Above: Tomi Hiers.

Well, that was quick.

Thomasina (Tomi) Hiers took over as acting chief of staff for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake when Peter O’Malley departed on April 6.

Today Hiers told friends and associates she’ll be leaving the mayor’s office this Friday, or three weeks later.

Hiers was hired by Rawlings-Blake in June 2010 as director of the Mayor’s Office of Human Services, which administers the city’s homeless programs. She was paid $130,000 a year, according to CitiStat.

She has played a low-key public role and was not considered a mayoral intimate. Her resignation was not announced by Rawlings-Blake’s office, but Hiers informed associates in a brief e-mail this afternoon under the subject title of “So. . .”

“I am not sure if you have heard but my tenure at the Mayor’s office will come to an end on April 27th,” it began.

Hiers said she accepted the position of deputy secretary for programs at the Maryland Department of Human Resources.

“My work at DHR continues my longstanding commitment to assisting disadvantaged populations and helping them secure the support and services needed to meet their basic human needs and, ultimately, move out of poverty,” she wrote.

We’re looking forward to chief of staff No. 4 since Rawlings-Bllake took office in February two years ago.

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