Thursday, July 31, 2014

Kane calls for salary raise for UG employees


KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- Employees who work for the Unified Government have not received a raise in seven years.

In comments after commissioners approved the 2015 budget, Unified Government Commissioner Mike Kane said that needs to change by next year's budget.

"Since 2007, our employees have not had a raise of salary," Kane said. "I would like Mr. Bach (County Administrator Doug Bach) to come up with a plan to give our folks a raise."

Kane said that the raise needs to happen even if it means the mill levy goes up next year.

"When you are an employee here, you're not just behind (in salary) - you're way behind," Kane said.