Meeting notes: Supervisors hear budget questions from department heads, new workers comp program

Charles City, Iowa – Salary discrepancies is a main concern for some department heads in Floyd County.

At Monday morning’s budget session with the supervisors, both Treasurer Frank Rottinghaus and Public Health Administrator Gail Arjes both voiced concerns  about their employee’s wages.

Rottinghuas cited an issue with the supervisors not granting one of his employees a three-percent raise at the beginning of the next fiscal year after the employee received a raise in November.

Arjes wanted to clarify her nurses were on track to receive a one dollar an hour raise across the board.

She says employees should be compensated for the work they do in her department just like other county services.

 

Supervisor Roy Schickerath says other departments raises are based on an Iowa code prevision saying deputies are given a certain percentage of an elected official.

 

No action was taken as Floyd County hasn’t set a public hearing date for the budget.

The county employees will have a new workers compensation system to work through.  The county is utilizing EMC, a select provider program.   It will streamline claims by allowing workers to chat with on call nurses who will do the majority of the paperwork.