County Employees Could Face Additional Pay Cuts
POSTED: Friday, March 5, 2010 - 6:18pm
UPDATED: Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 2:56pm
County employees have already been forced to take unpaid holidays, now they may be forced to take a pay cut on top of that.
NewsChannel 9 has learned that county commissioners are considering an across-the-board 5% pay cut that would apply to all county employees.
County employees are already taking four furlough days and may have to take three more.
But at least one county commissioner, Dan Haggerty, thinks it's only fair if elected officials face pay cuts as well.
Elected officials aren't subject to mandatory pay cuts and furloughs.
On Monday, commissioners will consider authorizing a measure that would allow elected officials to take voluntary pay cuts and voluntarily give up paid holidays.
So far a vote hasn't been set on the mandatory pay cuts. The county is facing an 11 million dollar budget shortfall.