Northampton County has very strict rules about paying for an employee's meals, unless you happen to work for the Human Resources Department. Do as they say, but not as they do.
The rule for most hourly employees is that you have to be 50 miles away from your work station, after which you are authorized $8 for breakfast, $10 for lunch and $20 for dinner. Or you can spend $38 in one meal. For managers, it's actually slightly less
Given that NorCo's Human Resources Department spent $56,758.14 on "staff development and training" last year, the workers there should know that they are unable to seek reimbursement for meals at the courthouse. But guess what? On February 17, they ordered lunch for 10 people at $8 a person. The lunch included sandwiches, cookies, chips, coffee and iced tea. You can see the order below, authorized by none other than Amy Baker Trapp. She's the HR Director and it is either she or her husband who referred to county workers as "entitled spoiled brat government employees."
County taxpayers picked up the tab on 2/8/17 for his lunch.
At least they picked a good place.
I have filed a Right-to-Know seeking information concerning expenses claimed by what increasingly appears to be a spendthrift HR Department, for whom the rules have no application.