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County ups jailer, dispatcher rate of pay

By Staff | Feb 12, 2012

Tom Loveall

The Faribault County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to increase the wage of part-time dispatchers/jailers for the first time in eight years.

In 2012, these employees will receive $1 more per hour than their current wage.

“We are not going to compete with a Blue Earth or Martin County,” says Commissioner Tom Loveall about how the wages compare to neighboring counties. “When looking at other counties our size, we are where we should be.”

The raise comes after the commissioners voted Oct. 4 to increase the wages of part-time deputies in the county. In that motion, part-time deputies wages were increased from $14 an hour to $16.

To avoid big discrepancies with other counties, officials from Faribault County intend to place all non-union employees on a pay scale to incrementally raise wages.

Currently, part time help in the jail is used to save on overtime costs of non-union employees.

To read more of this article, see this week’s Register.