County Department Heads Will Distribute Raises
by Sammy Edmonds
posted Oct 8 2013 1:50PM
The Grant County Council has made it official…most county department heads next year will have the authority to hand out pay raises as they see fit. With a few exceptions, the council is putting their trust in each department head to distribute a 3-percent raise based on each employee’s 2013 salary and a separate 5-percent raise to those with a law degree.
Council President Jim McWhirt says the decision is a positive move because department heads see how their workers perform day to day, and should be allowed to give out raises based on performance. McWhirt says department heads will also be given discretion on how to handle their own raises.
Council Member Mike Connor says he’s comfortable with the decision, but says if he sees abuse with distribution, he’ll move to put a stop to it.