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Should county employees make more?

May 24, 2007

Albany- Should Dougherty county employees be paid more? That's a question County Commissioners are trying to answer.

A six-month pay study is underway to make sure salaries are competitive with those in surrounding counties. The last pay plan study was done in 2000.

"You've got to be able to compete, make sure you have quality employees and they are paid equitably," said County Administrator Richard Crowdis, "and you're able to recruit employees that want to stay in Southwest Georgia and in Albany, Dougherty County as opposed to going to Macon, Columbus or Valdosta and Dothan and these areas."

About 150 positions are under review. The pay implementation will take place over a couple of budget years so as to not overwhelm the budget. The study cost $47,000.

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