Eligible county employees will receive pay raises with the rate depending on their performances and amount of time they’ve been working there.
The Board of Supervisors approved the raises Monday as part of adopting the final fiscal year 2014 budget. The raises will become effective in September.
The new budget provides funds for a 2.5 percent pay-for-performance salary increases for employees who have worked at the county between two and five years.
For employees who have served five years or more, the budget provides 5.06 percent merit raises.
For attorneys, the budget provides funds for a 1.7 percent merit increase for employees with time of service of more than two years and less than five years.
Funds provide for a 3.4 percent merit pay raises to employees with time of service of five years or more.
For court employees, the budget provides for a 2.45 percent pay-for-performance increases to employees with time of service of more than two years and less than five years.
Employees with five years or more of service will receive a 4.9 percent merit pay increase.
To qualify for the increases, employees must have performance evaluation ratings of "meets" or "exceed."
Employees with less than two years of service or a "needs improvement" rating will not receive pay raises.
The employer will contribute a 5 percent premium rate increase effective July 1 through Dec. 31 for fiscal year 2013-2014. Beginning in January, the county contribution premium rate will be an additional 4 percent and the employee premium rate contribution will increase 4 percent.
The supervisors adopted the final 2013-2014 budget with expenditures totaling $250 million.
The one budget-related action remaining is the setting of the property tax rates and Improvement District assessment rates, which will occur at the Aug. 16 board meeting.
The primary property tax levy set forth in the FY 2013-2014 budget can be achieved with an increase in the primary property tax rate from $1.8798 to $2.0606.
The combined secondary tax levy set forth in the FY 2013-2014 budget requires increasing the FY 2013-2014 combined secondary property tax rate from $1.0985 to $1.1218.
The Health District Transaction Privilege Tax will increase from .10 to .112 percent.