Pay schedule will be changing for Chase County employees
By Diane Stamm
The Wauneta Breeze
The Aug. 11 Chase County Commissioners’ meeting included visitors from the Chase County Attorney’s office, County Attorney Arlan Wine and Karen Baker.
Baker informed the commissioners Dave Hogsett, Chuck Vette and Don Weiss, Jr. that as part of the county’s child support system, the county is supposed to put on a yearly activity.
This year, Baker plans on hosting Santa at the courthouse and suggested the dates of Dec. 4 or 10, depending on other holiday activities.
Wine and Baker also asked for permission to set up a separate checking account for the county attorney’s office to use as a “bad check account.”
Rather than repay overdraft checks with another check by the offending party, the county would collect the money and then write a check to the merchant.
County Clerk Debbie Clark said it would basically be another petty cash account and Wine said the county auditor felt it would be a better paper trail.
The issue will be added to the agenda for the next commissioners’ meeting.
The commissioners also tackled the subject of semi-monthly pay for county employees.
After employees came to the July 28 meeting to ask for the change, the commissioners talked to other counties to see how others in the area make it work.
The decision was made to make the change, but not until the first of the year. In the meantime, the county’s employee handbook will be updated and new time clocks installed. Beginning in January, employee pay checks will be issued following commissioners’ meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.
The next meeting of the Chase County Commissioners will be Aug. 25 at 8 a.m. at the Chase County Courthouse.