Presentation on theme: "Executive Branch Response to Ways & Means June 12, 2007."— Presentation transcript:
Executive Branch Response to Ways & Means June 12, 2007
Review Committee Treasurer Debra Buckner Chief Deputy Debbye Wolter Sheriff Doc Holladay Chief Deputy Mike Lowrey Clerk Pat O’Brien Admin. Manager Justin Mitchell Assessor Janet Ward Chief Deputy Tom Ackerman Comptroller Mike Hutchens Director of Road/Bridge Barbara Richard HR Director Temperlene Smith Compensation Manager Mary Ann Deramus Election Director Susan Inman
1. Step Increases – A to D A. “Fairness” of Step Increases Step Program Began in the 1980’s “Fairness” Unquestioned for 20+ Years Abuse Not Evident – Still Have A-B-C’s All Steps Require Justification/OK by HR Failure to Upgrade Plan Creates “Unfairness”!
Step Increases – A to D B. “Timing” of Step Increases Qualifications Evaluated When Hired “Timing” Varies by Position & Qualifications 5% Required APERS Has HUGE Impact Step Increases not “Raises” Per Coulter Upgrade the Coulter Pay Plan
A B C D Pay Plan Upgrades Prevent Problems! Unreasonable Forced Ceiling
2. Unfilled Positions WHY are they unfilled? Outsourcing Expenses Excessive Overtime Recognize TRUE County Cost
Higher Outsource Expenses Example: ROAD / BRIDGE – PAINT / BODY Unfilled Position – Job Posts at $19,000 No Excited Applicants Job Must be Done! Outsource for Functions Cost $64,000 Make a Smarter Investment! Upgrade the Coulter Pay Plan
Example: SHERIFF – MAINTENANCE Unfilled Position HVAC – Job Posts at $29,035 No Excited Applicants Job Must be Done! Outsource for Functions Cost $43,000 Make a Smarter Investment! Upgrade the Coulter Pay Plan Higher Outsource Expenses
Example: JAIL - MEDICAL LPN: $33,489 - RN: $43,603 No Excited Applicants – 11 Unfilled today Job Must be Done! Outsource for Functions Cost Much More! Make a Smarter Investment! Upgrade the Coulter Pay Plan Higher Outsource Expenses
Example: DEPUTY Pulaski County – Job Posts at $26,884 5 Enforcement / 17 Detention Deputies Vacant Local Jobs Post at $33,421 Training Cost: Detention Deputy $13,000 Each Training Cost: Enforcement Deputy $20,000 Each Make a Smarter Investment! Upgrade the Coulter Pay Plan Competitive Wages for Law Enforcement
Required Overtime Expense Example: SHERIFF DEPARTMENT Salary Vary Per Position Losing Trained Deputies 24 Hours X 7 Days X 52 Weeks – NON-STOP! Overtime ______??? (Varies by Position) Exhausted Deputies Make a Smarter Investment! Upgrade the Coulter Pay Plan
Smarter “Bang for our Bucks” Example: Election Commission Technology Director Replaced Expensive Outsource With 2 Staff Positions Saved Thousands of Dollars a Year Saved Even More on Presidential Election Years Competition for Qualified Technicians is Tough Competitive Salaries Save Money Over Outsourcing / Overtime Duplicate this Smart Investment!
FACTS 2007 Personal Services Budget $ 39,629,560 4 Month YTD GF Swept Amount $ 475,849 Last QC Approved Salary Increase Fall Employees Paid Last Payroll “The facts, nothing but the facts.” Jack Webb
8 Committee Proposals
Upgrade Coulter Pay Plan Per HR Recommendations Proposal #1:
Permanent Salary Sweep Proposal #2:
Proposal #3: One Time Cash Distribution Average Monthly Sweep $ 118,962 Target Monthly Sweep $ 100,000 Targeted December 2007 Distribution$ 1,200,000 3% Cash Distribution $ 1,200,000 ($40 million x 3%) Remaining Funds for QC $ 225,000 (e)
2008 Budget at “D” Level Proposal #4:
. Proposal #5: Convert Unused Sick Leave to Vacation Threshold: 6 Weeks Sick Leave Conversion Ratio 3:1 New Sick Leave Conversion Plan
Proposal #6: Create Wellness Center in Bale Building
Proposal #7: Increase Rx Co-Pay from $ 5 / $15 / $35 to $10 / $20 / $40
Proposal #7: Prescription Plan GOAL: Save approximately $170,000 per year by adopting the 2006 Rebsaman Rx Plan HOW? Increase Rx Cost Co-Pay Significant County Savings IMPACT: Still Very Affordable More Comparable to Most Plans
Proposal #8: Increase Doctor Visit Co-Pay Increase Doctor Visit Co-Pay from $20.00 to $25.00 Saves County $$$$ Annually
Committee Proposals 1.Upgrade Coulter Pay Plan 2.Permanent Salary Sweep 3.One Time Cash Distribution – Dec Budget at “D” Level 5.New Sick Leave Conversion Plan 6.Create Wellness Center in Bale Building 7.Increase Rx Co-Pay 8.Increase Dr Co-Pay Pulaski County Executive Committee June 12, 2007
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