County Board Approves Salary Increase for Non-Union Employees
Fri, 11 May 2018 11:50:49 CDT
Finance Committee Chairwoman Megan Beeler said that the committee looked at union negotiations from the previous year as a reference, and a 35 cent per hour increase was recommended. She also said that the wage increase would apply to full-time non-union employees for Fiscal Year 2019.
Board member Robert Mulch asked why wage increases were handled by the finance committee rather than the personnel committee. Mike Plunkett said that in order to satisfy budget proposals in the past, the finance and personnel committees held joint meetings and the matter ended up being handled by the finance committee. Mulch said that he understood the history, but for consistency, he believed the personnel committee should handle wage increases in the future. Plunkett and Beeler both said it is not set in stone that the finance committee must handle these wage increases and that the authority could go back to the personnel committee if the board desires.
The board also approved the purchase of cyber security training for county employees.
The training comes as a result of a recent malware attack that affected all county computer systems. The training is twelve months long and costs $2,690.12. Beeler said that approving the training would also help with an insurance application that is being filed for reimbursement on expenses spent on the attack. The board approved the purchase, 17-0 with four board members absent.
The next Montgomery County Board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 12, at 8:30 a.m.
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