The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved two temporary supplemental pay adjustments during their most recent meeting on Tuesday, April 15.
The first pay adjustment was for a $1.50 per hour supplement for the activity assistant at Lafayette Manor to be effective from Jan. 13 until the activity director returns to full time hours.
Supervisor Connie Hull stated that she was not in favor of the retroactive back pay and that it is part of a regular job’s duties to step in and take up the slack when people are gone. Approving the pay adjustment going forward would be fine, said Hull, but putting the adjustment into effect retroactively didn’t make sense to her.
In response to Hull’s statement, manor administrator, Julie Chikowski, who was present at the meeting, said that this adjustment had been discussed at the committee level for some time because they knew of the extended absence in advance and in that way it wasn’t really retrospective.
According to the resolution’s fiscal note the pay adjustment will incur additional wages of approximately $720 and additional fringe of approximately $105 to date, based on a 40 hour work week.
The adjustment will incur additional wage and fringe expenditures of approximately $69 per week for as long as it is in effect. Overtime hours were not included in the estimate.
The resolution was passed with 12 yes votes and four no votes with supervisors David Halloran, Dwayne Larson, Connie Hull and Bob Boyle voting against it.
A temporary supplemental pay adjustment increase of 92 cents per hour plus overtime for the assistant custodian position at the Lafayette County Courthouse, to be effective April 9 until the courthouse custodian returns full time, was unanimously approved during the meeting.
This adjustment brings the hourly wage of the assistant custodian to the same wage as the courthouse custodian, which is $17.15 per hour.
According to the resolution’s fiscal note this adjustment will incur additional wages of approximately $37 and additional fringe of approximately $5 per week for as long as it is in effect. Overtime hours were not included in the estimate.