Budget Revision Allows Raise For Franklin County Government Workers

January 21, 2014
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(Image: Franklin County Government)

(Image: Franklin County Government)

Government employees in Franklin County will now receive the promised 50 cent an hour raise, the Franklin County Observer is reporting.

The 2014 budget that had been sent in for review to the state Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) first returned with a demand for $1.3 million in additional cuts. The budget slash not only threatened department funds but also would have led to some job cuts.

Auditor Steve Brack contacted the DLGF and requested assistance. A representative from the department came to Franklin County to help find a solution.

According to the Observer, investment funds that belong to the county were added into the budget calculations which allowed the budget to become sufficient.

Job cuts will no longer be necessary and employees will be eligible to receive the 50 cent an hour raise.

Council members will now send the revised budget to the DLGF. A vote will be held on the 50 cent an hour raise at the next county council meeting, on Tues., Jan. 28.

Full-time employees will receive the raise, while part-time workers will be subject to their department lead. The raise will be retroactive to Jan. 1. Elected officials will not be eligible for the raise due to state statute.

 

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