Clarke County employees may see an extra $500 in their paychecks next month thanks to a one-time bonus payment expected for approval by the Clarke County Board of Supervisors in August.
A July 5th memorandum from County Administrator David Ash requesting authorization by the Clarke County Board of Supervisors for $35,716 in “one-time employee payment” will be considered by the Supervisors finance committee with a recommendation for the full board’s consideration in August.
The bonus payment request, included in the supervisors July 14 consent agenda, was deferred for consideration until the next regular meeting in August. If approved, the request will provide Ash with authorization to distribute $500 to each full-time employee on the general government payroll on August 1, 2011 and to permanent part-time employees working an average of 30 hours or more per week as general government employees as of August 1, 2011.
Part-time employees who regularly work reduced hours to cover positions normally covered by full-time employees, as well as full-time employees not qualifying for the $500 distribution – employees that have received promotions or increases in compensation since January 1, 2010 – will receive a one-time payment of $100.
Contract, seasonal, and casual employees working on specific projects or activities with limited duration are not included in the bonus payout which will be disbursed, along with employee’s regular pay, in August.
Consideration of a county employee payment was spurred as a parity offering when the Clarke County School Board pushed forward with a one-time bonus payment to school staff using carryover budget funds against the advice of the Board of Supervisors.
At today’s Board of Supervisors meeting Clarke County School Board chairman Barabara Lee (Millwood) thanked the Supervisors for approving the School Board’s bonus payment request.
“Everyone in the school division from the custodian through the very top received $446” Lee said. “We are very appreciative of your support.”
CDN Editor: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the county employee pay bonus had already been approved. CDN apologizes for the error.