Today a combination of the Human Services and Finance Committees voted to raise the salaries of non-union county employees by an average of 2.75%.
That does not mean that each such employee will receive a raise that high, however.
Department heads will be able to raise some more and some less, depending on the perceived merit of the employee’s performance.
Voting against the proposal on the Human Resources Committee was Diane Evertsen.
Voting in opposition from the Finance Committee were John Hammerand, Donna Kurtz and Nick Provenzano.
A document distributed said that the “average union way increase for Fiscal Year 2014 is 2.91%.” Noted is that the percentage does not include step increases for Sheriff’s deputies. Also noted is that “health insurance contributions increased more significantly.”