Some county workers getting raises

Tribune Chronicle

WARREN — A contract signed Wednesday by Trumbull County commissioners grants 40-cent raises to 141 employees who work at the Trumbull County Department of Job and Family Services.

The contract with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 458 calls for 40-cent raises backdated to August 2017, and in 2018 and 2019. The raises will cost about $117,000 more each year. Much of the JFS budget, including salaries, comes from state cash.

The agreement eliminates a practice of paying a portion of the employee pension pickup for employees hired in 2018 and after. The county is already responsible for an employer portion of the pension contribution.

Commissioners on Wednesday also raised the salary schedule by 35 cents in August 2017, 2018 and 2019 for non-bargaining-unit employees and employees not covered in the salary schedule pay range in the auditor’s office, board of elections, clerk of courts, the building inspection department, dog kennel, human resources, maintenance department, vehicle maintenance, the 911 center, sanitary engineer’s department, coroner’s office, common pleas court, Eastern District court, Central District court, domestic relations and juvenile courts, metroparks, planning commission, probate court, prosecutor’s office and treasurer’s office.