City Close To Budget Draft Proposal

Employee Compensation Scale Talks Pushed Back

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Posted: April 9, 2014

Lissette Fernandez, public transportation dispatcher for the Harrisonburg Department of Public Transportation, works at her desk on Tuesday. City Council delayed action on a new employee compensation scale at its Tuesday meeting. The panel will likely schedule a work session after its next meeting to discuss the scale, which could lead to salary increases for many city workers. (Photos by Jason Lenhart / DN-R)
Lissette Fernandez, an employee at the Harrisonburg Department of Public Transportation, would be among those affected by a new employee compensation scale that City Council is considering. A report says about a quarter of the city’s full-time employees are paid at a rate below the minimum salary of the suggested scale.

HARRISONBURG — City Manager Kurt Hodgen expects to have a draft budget prepared for City Council to consider at its next meeting on April 22.

The panel met Tuesday night and was expected to act...



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