Employee bonuses criticized, but county officials see them as token of appreciation
By Ben Bomberger, Reporter
Friday, January 18, 2013 at 6:00 am (Updated: January 18, 6:00 am)
INDEPENDENCE – The Grayson County Board of Supervisors approved a new ordinance earlier this month allowing the county the option to provide bonuses to its employees.
County Administrator Jonathan Sweet prefaced the public hearing on Jan. 10 by pointing out that, according to state law, the county must pass the ordinance in order to provide any type of bonus above the salary for any of its employees.
Sweet said the ordinance was brought up by the fact that most jurisdictions provide their employees with some form of bonus, usually around the holidays.
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