View Mobile Site
  • Bookmark and Share

ASK THE EXPERTS

Commission weighs more furlough days

POSTED: December 9, 2009 4:00 a.m.

Dawson County employees may have to take as many as 12 unpaid days off in 2010.

  

County Manager Kevin Tanner said he plans to present a list of possible furlough days for the commission to consider during its meeting Thursday.

  

Tanner said he is submitting the list for planning purposes, but not recommending the commission approve the schedule just yet.

  

“It’s important that the county staff and our courts know these dates to plan for 2010 if we have to take them,” he said.

  

Court calendars and meetings are set months in advance, Tanner said, so it is good practice to have the dates declared if needed.

  

“My recommendation is that they do not furlough in January or February, and that we revisit the issue in early March, after we have received all the revenue from 2009,” Tanner said Monday.

  

The commission approved five “days of rest” for employees during 2009, which saved the county about $200,000.

  

Among the days off were the Friday before Labor Day weekend, two days in October, and one day in both November and December.

  

“I realize the difficulties that many of the employees are facing and we want to make every effort to continue to run an efficient county government for our citizens and our employees,” Tanner said.

  

The commission’s work session, which is open to the public, is set for 4 p.m. Thursday in the G.L. Pete Gilleland chamber’s at city hall.

 

COMMENTS

  • Bookmark and Share

Commenting not available.
Commenting is not available.

FEATURED PHOTOS

Lady Tigers advance to Swee...
Tabitha Morrison takes a le...
Tigers fall in final minutes
Tiger Nick Murphy catches a...
Cheerleaders move to 4-0
The Dawson County High Scho...
Mentoring PALS receives don...
Beth Paul with Dawson Count...
Pumpkin patch supports arts
Art teacher John Lundy stan...
Top teacher selected
Kilough Elementary School m...
Softball region champs
The Dawson County High Scho...
Pups storm park
Julia and Lee Swift, along ...
Clinic opens doors for dent...
Phillip Bonner, Good Shephe...
Tigers take a victory
Special teams coordinator C...
 

AP VIDEO


Contents of this site are © Copyright 2014 Dawsonnews, Dawsonville, GA. All rights reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of service

Powered by
Morris Technology
Please wait ...