Butler County commissioners on Thursday abolished automatic pay raises for 240 non-union employees under their control in a measure that is expected to save $3 million over five years, according to a report on Cincinnati.com.
Reporter Sheila McLaughlin cover the story for the Cincinnati Enquirer:
The new system – developed by Clemans Nelson and Associates, the Loveland firm hired to conduct the $100,000 pay study for commissioners – eliminates annual “step” increases and creates unified pay scales so that workers with comparable jobs are paid similar wages.
Workers will receive raises based on general percentage increases approved by commissioners or through performance-based raises for exceptional work.
Clemans Nelson first presented the plan to commissioners in February but since has revised the report after collaborating with county human resources officials to adjust some job descriptions.
Commissioner Don Dixon, who proposed the pay study in 2009 as the county continued to grapple with budget woes, called the change “exciting.”
“It takes us from a step every year increase if you’re just here,” Dixon said. “It’s a monumental step. It will completely change the way we do business. But the whole world has changed from the way we used to do business.”
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