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Thursday, December 01, 2016

NorCo Personnel Changes Next Year

Last night, Northampton County Council approved a number of personnel changes for next year's budget. Many of these were previously discussed, but let me summarize them:.
  • One corrections re-entry coordinator at a salary of $53,889. With benefits, it's $83,659.
  • One corrections professional responsibility investigator at a salary of $51,463. With benefits, it's $80,795.
  • One corrections case manager at a salary of $46,938.With benefits, that's $75,454. 
  • Elimination of three vacant clerical technician positions in the Recorder of Deeds office.The annual salary of these jobs is $28,877. With benefits, it's $54,125.
  • One Accountant II in Fiscal Affairs at a salary of $51,463. With benefits, it's $80,786.
  • One Deputy Aging Administrator in Area Agency on Aging, with a $65,923 salary. With benefits,it's $97,855.
  • Elimination of one Human Resources Analyst, with an annual savings of $88,415   
  • One Human Resources Labor Relations Officer, at a salary of $64,784. With benefits,it's $96,510. 
  • One Children Youth and Families Casework Supervisor at a salary of $43,471. With benefits, it's $71,352.
  • Three Children Youth and Families Caseworkers, with each at a salary of $39,466. With benefits, it's $66,625. 
  • Elimination of three part-time Deputy Sheriffs, resulting in an annual savings of $76,820. 
  • Three full-time Deputy Sheriffs, with each at a salary of $45,392.With benefits, it's $73,620.
  • The Deputy Elections Registrar is getting a well-deserved raise because of her experience and vast knowledge. Her salary will go from $42,724 to $46,656. Congrats, Amy!
  • A Finance Specialist and Economic Development Specialist in Community and Economic Development will see their salaries increase from $46,938 to $51,257. 
  • Four Clerical Tech IIIs in Court Services will see wage hikes ($26,784 to $29,370 and $29,248 to $32,073).
  • One part-time Clerical Tech II at Gracedale will become a full-time position at a salary of  $29.615. With benefits, it's $57,577.      
  • An Auditor in the Controller's office will see a salary increase from $44,827 to $51,463. Another Auditor will become Lead Auditor, and salary will increase from $51,463 to $59,084. 
  • One GIS Tech I (mapper) will become a GIS Tech II, with a wage hike from $33,155 to $41,738.        

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

So political!!!!! Can't wait for Brown and his band of jerks to get the boot!!!!

Anonymous said...

Why are some people getting well deserved raises while others don't?? who's to say there aren't others who have vast knowledge but are not getting raises??? what a joke!

Anonymous said...

It sounds like political patronage. Just keep spending money you political hacks!

Bernie O'Hare said...

one of the most ugly features of employees anywhere is when they get jealous of the good fortune of others. It is self-defeating attitude that keeps everyone underpaid. The Deputy Registrar in Elections is one of the hardest working and most dedicated people in county government, and there is absolutely NO politics in her increase. i doubt John Brown would know her if he tripped over her. Same for GIS, a department that is completely underutilized.

Anonymous said...

The problem this causes is all employees should be treated equally period ! Otherwise it causes mistrust and friction among the workforce. I guess your saying the rest of the employees aren't hard working folk and don't deserve a raise. Sad to hear you feel this way Bernie.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Don't put words in my mouth or attempt to twist what I say. All employees should be treated in accordance with how hard they work. Those who do deserve recognition. Those who do not should expect nothing.

Anonymous said...

Bernie @ 12:25 PM -- Well said. However, when you have a matrix system the slackers get the same as the hard workers. Needs to change or the County will continue to lose the hard workers.

Also, I'm happy for the well-deserving workers that receive raises. H

Anonymous said...

H -- However that is not all the well-deserving which is unfair and makes for low morale.

Anonymous said...

Again, THE HRC states that salary studies be done every two years. There hasn't been one in a very long time. It is time for the Executive and Council to do this so all the workers at Norco be fairly compensated for their work.