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October 16, 2019

9/10/2019 7:30:00 AM
Oneida County LRES approves reclassification resolution
Applies to 17 county positions; goes to county board Sept. 17

Brian Jopek
Lakeland Times Reporter


The Oneida County board's joint labor relations and employee services committee approved an employee reclassification resolution Sept. 4 that would change classifications for 17 salary and hourly county positions as of Sept. 21.

The full county board will take up the resolution Sept. 17.

The vote came after a nearly 20-minute discussion on the proposal, which is a result of an extensive human resources study conducted by the consulting firm Carlson Dettman.

Oneida County human resources director Lisa Charbarneau said changes in the duties and responsibilities of each position for each were the issue.

"That's what the reclassification is about," she said.

"Moving to a higher level job," committee member Dave Hintz said of those positions in the resolution. "It applies to everyone."

Oneida County finance director Darcy Smith said the overall annual, fiscal impact to the county budget is $77,262.

Committee member Billy Fried, who ended up casting the lone dissenting vote on the resolution, said he understands something needs to be done regarding job reclassification but had concerns about implementation.

"I really feel we have a bigger picture going on at the county," Fried said. "There's a lot of things to look at as we set the budget for 2020. I think, even though the dollar amount's affordable in this budget, I think this implementation should happen when the whole package - including where we end up going with the wages - is done in the 2020 budget."

He said his other concern had to with what he said was "juggling other challenges with undefined answers."

"But doesn't, Billy, this (resolution) bring those people up where they should be?" committee member Scott Holewinski asked. "And then we deal with the rest of the under funding?"

"Exactly," committee chairman Ted Cushing said.

"We should pass this, I think," Holewinski said.

"I agree," Cushing said.

"The people are at different jobs, different responsibility levels," Hintz said.

"I know what you're saying, trying to do it all at one time," Holewinski said to Fried. "This puts these people even with their responsibilities and everybody else with their responsibilities."

Hintz made a motion to approve the "Sept. 21 resolution" and Cushing provided the second.

The vote to forward the resolution to the full county board was 4-1.

Brian Jopek may be reached via email at bjopek@lakelandtimes.com.





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